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Going Public

Creating Visibility in the Field of Art

A call-to-arms for creatives to make their work widely accessible as a political and communal act.

There are many ways to go public in art. There’s exhibiting, publishing, or reviewing. It is only through making artworks public that they become accessible to audiences—a performative act that also involves a marketplace of money and attention. Yet reception is an essential aspect of production.

This book looks at why such reception should not be limited to the art public, positing that going public as an aesthetic and political strategy necessitates an emancipatory practice of public communication that allows, and aspires to, uncertainties, questions, and complexities.

272 pages | 20 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

Art: Art Criticism


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