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https://news.artnet.com/art-world/election-art-2016-734828

Deborah Kass, Vote Hillary (2016). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.

This article focuses on different art that had an impact on the election. This art, made publicly, anonymously,  satirically, or seriously, resonated with its viewers in a way, perhaps, that words could not. While our project of course was not permanent, we did have quite a few people looking at it. It is encouraging to know that art can make an impact.

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Post-It Notes on NYC Subway Wall

Since Election Day, more than 10,000 positive post-it messages have been left on a wall in a New York City subway station by people from around the world. This reminded me of our current project since it’s a public art installation in which the public’s opinion is what gives the installation its meaning.

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Art and Race

Very interesting article that discusses some complex connections and histories of racial identity and the art world. link

Best Art of 2016

An article where the New York Times looks back on some of the best works of 2016

Controversial Public Artworks

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/world/gallery/controversial-art/

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Art in Public Spaces

This opinion piece explores the question about whether there is such thing as private art. It takes on an interesting perspective, but it also makes me question if there is even such a thing as private art, since any form of art is essentially a form of expression. Yes one can not let others see or know of their art, but once an artist begins working on their idea the art is no longer private and in their control, but it takes on its public form.

Is public art private?

Here is an articles that discusses the idea of public art being private or not

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/opinion/sunday/art-in-public-spaces.html?_r=0

Public Art : An essential component

Public art is a multifaceted field of inquiry; it encompasses a wide variety of creative expressions in the public realm. From memorials and historical monuments to contemporary installations and performance events, the possibilities are endless. Each public art program’s intention varies; definitions and generalizations are not commonly held. Some communities see public art as a way of enhancing or personalizing otherwise impersonal spaces. Others view it as a means to activate civic dialogue or provide a vehicle for the community to express its identity.

http://www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2013/by_program/networks_and_councils/public_art_network/PublicArtMonograph_JBecker.pdf

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