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Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public

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Friday 30 & Saturday 31 August
Monash University, Caulfield campus

Co-presented by MUMA and Monash Art Projects (MAP), Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public will reflect on the growing interest in presenting art outside of the gallery/museum context and examine the complexities and opportunities of commissioning and realising art in the public realm.

Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public will traverse the models and motivations for commissioning art in public spaces and review the critical context and reception of public art. It will examine ways in which public art can strategically shape the social and physical character of a place, incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and diverse histories, and how we might develop new and more inclusive commemorative public artworks.

Let’s Go Outside: Making Art Public will span temporary and environmentally-aware projects, social and participatory practices, together with permanent and large-scale urban, cultural and regional projects.

Tania Bruguera, Cuban installation and performance artist, and Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York will deliver keynote lectures during the symposium.

Image: Agatha Gothe-Snape, The scheme was a blueprint for future development programs 2015. Photo: Zan Wimberley

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