Beyond The Roundabout, or How Public Is Public Art? - Workshop
Latitudes (Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna)
Jan Dibbets, “6 Hours Tide Object with Correction of Perspective” (1969–2009)
This first workshop of the LaPublika programme opens the debate on the "public" status of art, beyond the location of the works in open spaces (plazas, roundabouts, parks, etc.). With this starting point, Latitudes will help us address these issues based on its extensive experience as a curatorial agency. Initially inspired by ecology, Latitudes has developed a particular interest in the location, context and work processes that underlie art projects.
Taking the legacy of Land Art as a starting point – or more specifically, Robert Smithson’s notion of “continual movement” – Latitudes’s curatorial workshop will address the multiple temporalities which can constitute the form of an artwork in public space. Approaching projects (rather than beholding objects) the workshop will discuss artists who conceptualize or actualize their works against a backdrop of vast stretches of time or topological change. In the context of a networked culture which seems to offer an accelerating and horizontal concept of the public sphere, the workshop will furthermore address what is at stake when “digging deep” and slowing down.