More Art in the Public Eye (Duke University Press)
Micaela Martegani, Jeff Kasper, and Emma Drew, editors
It throws down the gauntlet to artists, writers, thinkers, and activists, encouraging and inspiring us all to be fearless as we address the truly urgent conversations of the twenty-first century.
—Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts and author of Thinking in Place: Art, Action, and Cultural Production
Contributors: Rebecca Amato, Michael Birchall, Ofri Cnaani, Michelle Coffey, Jennifer Dalton, Emma Drew, Pablo Helguera, Mary Jane Jacob, Jessica Lynne, Jeff Kasper, Kimsooja, Micaela Martegani, Andrea Mastrovito, Tony Oursler, William Powhida, Ernesto Pujol, Michael Rakowitz, Kirk Savage, Dread Scott, Andres Serrano, Gregory Sholette, Xaviera Simmons, Krzysztof Wodiczko
About: More Art in the Public Eye offers critical insight into the ever-growing field of socially engaged public art by demonstrating how the committed collaboration of artists, community members, and cultural producers can meaningfully impact our collective futures. Presented through the lens of More Art’s fifteen-year history, the public art projects featured in this book expose issues of systemic inequality and injustice, stoke debate, and inspire alternatives. Artists and participants reflect on their works in newly conducted interviews, while essays from thinkers and actors in the field help situate the projects and the mission of socially engaged art in terms of greater cultural and political paradigms. More Art in the Public Eye establishes the framework for the conditions under which organizations like More Art operate, highlights the many meta-questions behind socially engaged public art, and seeks to amplify the wide array of voices that make up a project.
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
and More Art present:
More Art in the Public Eye
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The 8th Floor Gallery
17 W 17th Street (8th floor)
New York, NY
We are thrilled to finally bring this book into the world and proudly invite you to help us celebrate! The evening will begin with remarks from the book’s editors Micaela Martegani, Jeff Kasper, and Emma Drew and also feature performances by artists Ofri Cnaani and Pablo Helguera.
6:00 p.m. – Reading You Remotely
Ofri Cnaani will engage with participants about local concerns and provide recommended readings via interactive, online psychic readings with live chat virtual assistants and remote library reference services. All guests who buy of copy of the book will receive a limited edition bookmark by Cnaani, and are invited to enjoy a personalized live/virtual reading by the artist during the event.
7:00 p.m. – El Club De Protesta