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Academic Papers // Public Art & Street Art

1. Hall Tim, Smith C. // 2004 // Public Art in the City: Meanings, Values, Attitudes and Roles
Advances in Art, Urban Futures, 4, 175-180
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Abstract
Outlines the context within which a new research project on public art has been commissioned to make a substantive attempt to examine public art through its audiences. Claims made in the context of urban regeneration; Research questions; Social impact of the aesthetic improvements associated with public art projects.

2. Hall, Tim // 2003 // Opening Up Public Art's Spaces: Art,Regeneration and Audience
Advances in art, Urban Futures, 3, 49-5
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Abstract
Reviews some critical writing on public art and examines the question of the writing has uncover the meanings of prominent examples of public art employed in fashioning new cities. Influence of the contexts of public art production on the public art works produced; Role of public art in unveiling images of industry in the post-industrial landscape of urban regeneration in Birmingham, England; Application of visual methodologies.

3. Zebracki, Martin // 2013 // Beyond public artopia: public art as perceived by its publics
GeoJournal, April 2013, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 303-317
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Abstract
Since the upsurge of public art in the 1980s, geographers have been critically analysing creative practices as drivers of urban development and regeneration. They have commonly framed perceptions of art in urban public space from the perspectives of its producers and planners. Yet, the fundamental purpose of public art is shaped by its publics, which comprise a multifaceted audience. Some scholars have held a brief for examining perceptions of public art through its publics, but let things go at that. This paper attempts to address this under-researched yet important field by presenting a survey of publics’ perceptions of selected public-artwork localities in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Ghent. The publics’ perceptions were generally expressed in platitudes that were neither unreservedly positive nor unreservedly negative. But the distinct localities do show significant differences in publics’ perceived attractiveness of the public-artwork locality. These perceptions are further situated within publics’ cognitive, spatial, aesthetic, social and symbolic proximity to both the public artwork and its site. These empirical details provide insight into publics’ engagement with public art in particular places and thereby provide lessons for public-art-led urban planning. Moreover, this study instigates more solid qualitative research on this specific engagement.

4. Moreland, Joanna // 2010 // Public Art Practice, Audiences and Impact
Report on "Public Art Online"
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