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Launch and discussion: The Art of Public Space

WiSER and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town invite you to a launch and discussion of The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City by Kim Gurney The Art of Public Space (Palgrave, 2015) takes as case study a trilogy of art interventions, New Imaginaries, which explored notions […]

The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City

Kim Gurney

A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere–through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons instead. Imagination counts, says the author, even when it cannot be counted.