Art projects that appear in the public space are engaging – in some cases annoying – a broad and sometimes unprepared audience. The conference on art in the public space and digital media forms was held May 17-18, 2013 at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk. Now you can watch the video.
The conference penetrated questions like: What about the responsibility to local communities involuntarily exposed to and involved in such activities? What strategies, if any, could be employed to initiate cooperation with all those locals who experience thousands of strangers flooding their streets in a quest for artistic projects? And last but not least – what is the public space as such, since it no longer embraces merely the urban space?
The invited curators and artists shared their experience with projects in the public space.
However, it is the inhabitants invited by the organisers who will remain at the centre of the discussion, both those accepting and rejecting such projects.
Art in the public space – festival or not ? is a part of the international Art Line project.
The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.