Public Art: Issues and Controversy
This course runs for the first term. It is a15 point taught course. The course examines the politics and process around modern and contemporary public art and monuments, predominantly sculpture. Topics include: the challenges of public space, patronage, issues of nationalism and cultural identity, memorialisation (for example war and Holocaust memorials) and the urban environment. Issues and controversies around international case studies and local practice are studied in relation to works such as Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North, The Fourth Plinth and the Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park. Examples of public art are considered in relation to theories of place and space.
The course focuses on the theory of public art and on international case studies.
Restricted against Arthist 706A
Not taught in 2022
ARTHIST 719: 15 points