December 7, 2020

Release of “Collectively Annotated Bibliography: On Artistic Practices in the Expanded Field of Public Art”

Please join us for the release of the book and digital version of Collectively Annotated Bibliography: On Artistic Practices in the Expanded Field of Public Art on December 15th through an online event from 18.00-20.00 GMT+1. To attend the event please follow the event page here.
The Visible project (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto/Fondazione Zegna) was commissioned by the Public Art Agency Sweden to conduct research on the relationship between theory and socially engaged artistic practices. Compiled and edited by Judith Wielander and Matteo Lucchetti, the 150 different materials reflect a decolonial perspective that takes into account the biases, privileges and power positions of those who have dictated the dominant perspectives on art history so far.
We invite you to join us for the launch of the annotated bibliography with an online discussion between two contributors to the publication, Emanuele Coccia (Associate Professor of Philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) and Gabi Ngcobo (curator and educator based in Johannesburg), as well as Patrick Amsellem (Director of Public Art Agency Sweden), Rebecka Katz Thor (Editor of In-depth Materials and Reflection at Public Art Agency Sweden) and Judith Wielander and Matteo Lucchetti, (Visible project curators). The debate will also feature video statements by artists Sandi Hilal, Pedro Reyes and Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Karrabing Film Collective).
The publication and digital platform are the results of a longstanding commitment by Public Art Agency Sweden to issues of knowledge production in terms of collective and critical work in the expanded field of public art. In the spring of 2019, we invited the Visible project to compile an annotated bibliography, that is, a classic bibliography with brief explanations of the major themes of each book.
The annotated bibliography is introduced via conversations with a philosopher (Emanuele Coccia), an academic researcher (Andrea Phillips) and an independent curator (Gabi Ngcobo). They reflect on what creating a bibliography that informs and inspires artistic practices in the extended field of public art means today.
At the core of this Collectively Annotated Bibliography are the ten curators and researchers from diverse backgrounds and contexts who have been invited to suggest the titles that are most representative of the current debate on the present and future of art in the public domain. Each bibliographical note is supplied by one or more quotes – some in their original language – and links to the publishers or reviews to explore topics addressed in the suggested books in more detail. Contributors: Miguel A. López, LU Pey-Yi, Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, Narawan Kyo Pathomvat, RAW Material Company, Shela Sheik, Pelin Tan, Meenakshi Thirukode, Joanna Warsza, Vivian Ziherl.
The design of the book and online platform is by Lupo&Burtscher.