Public Art Now

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Online, Thursday 24th June - Saturday 26th June

TU Dublin and the GDA present a series of 6 inter-related conversations exploring the changing landscape of Public Art, now and in the coming decades, focusing on its’ practice, politics and publics.

Public Art comprises a varied set of art practices, providing opportunities for collective participation and self-expression, historical reflection and community dialogue. It contributes to our social, spatial and political topologies by proposing new social models, enhancing physical infrastructure and engaging with design.

The recent Covid-19 pandemic as well as our present geological epoch of the Anthropocene, unchecked globalisation and resurgent nationalistic forces, provide new contexts to consider Public Arts' role in society. Through a series of 6 conversations led by Public Art practitioners we will explore how public art responds to the complexity of our cultural and natural environments and how current policy and theory support these actions. The event is structured by three key themes;

• Public Art: Processes & Politics
• Public Art in the Anthropocene
• Ecologies of Space & Place

Thursday 24th June - Saturday 26th June

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