WAA.035

ART BEYOND GALLERY: Anthony Gormley, James Lingwood, Kasper König, Jan Hoet, Deanna Petherbidge; ICA, London; 20/2/88

This recording is of the conference's final plenary. There is further discussion about art's responsibility to acknowledge the particularities of its sites, and a protest that this is meaningless without going into specific social and political contexts. Deanna Petheridge criticises the words 'public' and 'space' as being too abstract and too easily jargonised, when art in public spaces really concerns particular people and places. One questioner warns against equating art outside the gallery with radicalism or progressiveness. Antony Gormley discusses responses to his work in Derry (as part of the TSWA 3D project); an employee of the Forestry Commission praises the positive effects of sculpture commissions in the Forest of Dean; and there is discussion about Ian Hamilton Finlay's call for artists to withdraw from the Glasgow Garden Festival following a tax dispute over his public garden. The conference closes with a provocation from Lingwood, that art for the public realm must take up the challenge to say something new, instead of being shackled by models - and spaces - of the past.


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Accession No. WAA.035
Artist: ART BEYOND GALLERY: Anthony Gormley, James Lingwood, Kasper König, Jan Hoet, Deanna Petherbidge
Container annotation: Tape 3 / SIDE A only
Place/Year: ICA, London 20/2/88
Type: Conference
Technical aspects: SIDE A only
Duration: 45'
Tape capacity: 90
Tape brand: TDK