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Art and Its Permeation into Urban Space
         

Gil jung Yoon, Memories-Traces #103 (Ahyeon-dong, Seoul), Archival pigment print, 2014
©Gil jung Yoon, Courtesy of the Artist
 
Art’s engagement with urban space is not a new subject. The art form that is widely known as ‘public art’ has been practiced for many decades, primarily to defy the prevalent white cube of the modernism art. It has been presented mainly in the form of outdoor installation and performance, focusing extensively on the interaction with the public. In spite of consistent efforts made by artists and critics to articulate the meaning of public art, the discourses have remained within the domain of fine art and determined by art’s relationship with the public: how artworks communicate with an audience or contribute to the community. What about seeing art through the lens of the urban or through urban studies? The essays on this issue attempt an alternative interdisciplinary approach to broaden the meanings of art in/on urban space and understand art as a part of a specific yet broader urban fabric. The feature of this edition will examine how artists explore the urban spaces that have been laid to waste throughout the modern and postmodern era, thinking through what public space means today and considering how artists research the security issue in privatized-public space through an interview with Max Colson.

guest editor Jeong Hye Kim | edited by Woo Hyunjung | designed by Lee Noeul
 
 
Art and Its Permeation into Urban Space
 
084 Article│Invisible Surplus Space: Art in Urban Settings_ Jeong Hye Kim
092 Article│Again, What is Public Space?: The Neoliberal City and Security Systems_ Jeong Hye Kim
098 Interview│Max Colson: The Ruse of Invisibility_ Max Colson × Jeong Hye Kim
 
▶You can find full-text of the articles on the issue: April 2016, Vol. 581
 
 
 
tag.  Art in Urban , urban spaces , Jeong Hye Kim , Max Colson
       
no.581 (2016.April) 
 
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