aRs PUBLICae

work for one of the squares of DIE GARTEN TULLN, Lower Austria

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Art in Public Space: practices, legislation, perspectives

Zagreb Architects’ Society

June 30, 2010

Participants: Katrina Petter (Public Art Lower Austria), Slavica Radišić (independent expert), Frano Dulibić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy)

Initiative: AIIR, Loose Associations, ANA Elizabet, Saša Šimpraga

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aRs PUBLICae is a long-term project, initiated by the Association for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Research (AIIR) and more local and international partners aiming at structuring possibilities of regional development of art in public space through outlining purposeful set of tools and policies which regulate this important area. aRs PUBLICae comprises more working formats: presentations, panel discussions, artistic interventions, investigations in existing models and legislative frames, as well controversial issues which rise out of all subjects connected to public space.

After successful launching presentation of the Public Art Lower Austria project by dr. Katharine Blaas, aRs PUBLICae is continuing on June 30, 2010. The topic of the day in the Zagreb Architects’ Society remains the same, but the audience is having possibility to hear more details from other experts. Katrina Petter is talking about reasons and way of supporting art in public space in Austria and other EU countries, while Slavica Radišić is presenting case-studies from the US, France and the UK. The emphasis is being put on one of the oldest legal and financial tools of culture policies dedicated to the support of art in public space, which is ‘1% for art’ principle. Basically speaking, it is the legal frame which enables that 1% of the certain sum (in the city of NY that is eg 1% of the first 20 000 000 dollars) is being re-directed towards the production of art in public space.

These presentations, with the response by Fran Dulibić and the moderation by Sonja Leboš and Ivana Meštrov, is being followed by panel discussion. The goal is to incite the platform for a wider circle of architects, artists, cultural practitioners and theoreticians, designers, art historians, critics and theoreticians, as well anthropologists and  administrators.

Support: Croatian Ministry of Culture

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