On the strange place of Public Art in contemporary Art Theory


  • Joana Cunha Leal "IHA. Universidade Nova de Lisboa"


Art Theory, Public Art


This article is part of the idea, widely disseminated, that the concept of public art radically challenges the concepts of autonomous work of art. Then considers more specifically, the strangeness that notion, that the Public Art is not a territory at the disposal of free artistic creation, on the contrary, it has to be adapted to the complex and demanding of public space, generates in field of contemporary art theory, even in the minds of critics who, as Rosalind Krauss, fought the essentialist roots of autonomy envisaged by modernism and supported the artists in front "of anti-aesthetic"




How to Cite

Cunha Leal, Joana. 2010. “On the Strange Place of Public Art in Contemporary Art Theory”. On the W@terfront, no. 16 (June):35-52. https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/waterfront/article/view/18711.