ENPAP (European Network of Public Art Producers): “A network of curator producers from six organisations across Europe came together in 2010 to undertake a comparative study to discover common practices and to explore the distinct challenges of their individual contexts, in order that we might begin to articulate the vibrancy and importance of this role to public art. What evolved over the two years of the study was a mutually supportive network, which may or may not develop into an internationally dispersed network of professionals and organisations. But perhaps of most interest to our peer network of artists, curators, funders and stakeholders was the emergence of a language to distinguish a visual arts curatorial approach to art in the public realm from gallery-based curating, public art consultancy and outdoor art event management.” Claire Doherty
The symposium Going Public − Telling it as it is? in Bilbao from 22nd to 24th March 2012, attempts to set out some of the terms of that new language leading to a publication on producers of public art to be published by Situations in Autumn 2012.
Artist participants: Martha Rosler (USA), Phil Collins (UK), Itziar Barrio (ES/USA), Alex Reynolds (UK/ES), María Ruido (ES), Olof Olsson (SE), Falke Pisano (NL) & Francesco Pedraglio (IT), Asier Mendizabal (ES), Asli Cavusoglu (TR), Goldin + Senneby (SE), Patricia Esquivias (ES/VE), Jeleton (ES), OJO (US), Institut Fatima (DE/ES), Begoña+La Jawara Djs (ES)
Going Public – Telling it as it is?, 22 – 24 March, 2012 Bilbao and Gasteiz.
Organised by ENPAP (European Network of Public Art Producers):
Vector Association (RO)