Situations, in partnership with publisher Art / Books, Public Art Agency Sweden, and the European Network of Public Art Producers are proud to announce the publication of Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now), a dynamic international survey which brings together 40 of the most influential new approaches to art in public to have emerged in the past decade.


Whether it is gold buried on a beach in England, a choreographed traffic jam in the Spanish mountains or a giant rock perched precariously above a pedestrian walkway outside Los Angeles County Museum of Art, it is fair to say that the face of public art is changing. A book full of risk takers, boundary breakers and conjurers of extraordinary visions, this is essential reading.

Featured artists
Paweł Althamer, Blast Theory, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Martin Creed, Jonas Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand and Caruso St John, Ruth Ewan, Futurefarmers, Cyprien Gaillard, Fernando García-Dory, Theaster Gates, Jochen Gerz, Ahmad Ghossein, Núria Güell, Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (GULF), Alex Hartley, Michael Heizer, Khaled Hourani, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kelley, Deborah Kelly, Myriam Lefkowitz, Maider López, Teresa Margolles, Aleksandra Mir, Gareth Moore, Heather and Ivan Morison, Mosireen, National Theatre Wales and WildWorks, Ahmet Öğüt, Partizaning, Katie Paterson, Susan Philipsz, Poste Restante, Public Movement, Alex Reynolds, Saout Radio, Michael Sailstorfer, Shimabuku and Superflex.

Public Art (Now) edited by Claire Doherty is published by Art / Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden, and the European Network of Public Art Producers.

Texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg

Designed by Why Not Associates

£29.99 Available to buy here Art / Books


Film interviews with the featured artists and curators will be released over the next six months. View interviews with Ahmet Öğüt, Jochen Gerz and Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers) now.

Forthcoming this spring, interviews with Theaster Gates and Susan Philipsz.


Thursday 16 April, 7pm
Whitechapel Gallery, London, E1 7QX, UK

Nato Thompson, Chief Curator, Creative Time and artist Heather Morison in conversation with Magdalena Malm, Director, Public Art Agency and Claire Doherty, Director, Situations.

Tickets: £8.50/£6.50 conc.
 Booking through Whitechapel

Don’t worry if you can’t attend, this is tomorrow will be broadcasting the event live!

Stockholm launch: 
Hosted by Public Art Agency/Statenskonstrad

Further details to be announced shortly.

Published by Art / Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden, and the European Network of Public Art Producers, Public Art (Now) is funded by Arts Council England, the European Cultural Programme and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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