About public arts, and site-specific arts.

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1 - What is an art museum? How does it affect the ways in which we look at works of art?

2 - What do the terms Site-specific and Public art mean?

-- Rebecca Louise (Beckster_Wells@hotmail.com), April 11, 2001


I don't know either but I am trying to find out the public/site specific bit. Have u had any luck?

-- Clare u know who (cook_clare@hotmail.com), April 20, 2001.

Before addressing how an art museum affects the ways we think of works of art, why not provide some "ground." What do you think an art museum is? You've visited one, haven't you? Have you visited several? What are they?

As for the term "public art" - the thread "what is public art?" (there's a link to it from the mainpage - www.zpub.com/public) - has alot of answers that you may find useful.

"Site-specific" is a term which describes art practices which engage a particular site. The historic necessity for such a term has to do with the emergence of "sitelessness" within modern art. That historic necessity may pass.

Look forward to hearing what you think a muse

-- Lex Bhagat (icebreaker@disinfo.net), April 20, 2001.

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