Faculty of Arts
Public Art: Issues and Controversy
Examines the politics and function of public art and monuments, predominantly sculpture in Europe, North America and Australasia. Topics include: the challenges of the urban environment, public space, patronage, memorialisation (for example war and Holocaust memorials), issues of nationalism and cultural identity. Issues and controversies around international case studies are studied in relation to works such as Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North, The 4th Plinth and The Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park. Examples of public art are considered in relation to theories of place and space.
Coordinator(s) Dr Robin Woodward
ARTHIST 719: 15.0 points