Edited by Situations’ Founder Director Claire Doherty, this survey publication was published by Art / Books in association with Situations and Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers in 2015. Public Art (Now) brings together over 40 of the most influential public artworks to have emerged in the past decade.

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

It was launched at a live event at Whitechapel Gallery, London on Thursday 16th April 2015 at 7pm (GMT) and was streamed exclusively by This is Tomorrow with speakers Claire Doherty, Director of Situations, and Magdalena Malm, Director of Public Art Agency Sweden, joined by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time, and artist Heather Morison to discuss the risks, delights and challenges of producing new progressive forms of public art.

With streaming partners tuning in from across the world, from Cape Town, Korea, New York, the Isle of Skye to Margate and Worcester, this is tomorrow’s live broadcast of the event allowed remote audiences to join the conversation.

Public Art Now was produced by Situations in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Art / Books, Creative Time (New York), Eastside Projects, Live Art Development Agency, Folkestone Triennial, Liverpool Biennial, Public Art Agency Sweden, Space Studios, This is Tomorrow, University of Central Lancashire and University of Bristol. Public Art Now was made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultural Value programme, European Cultural Programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award, Public Art Agency Sweden and Bjorvika Infrastruktur, Oslo.