The Difficult Second Record: participatory art after the zeitgeist

Civic Actions : Artists' Practices Beyond the Museum / edited by Blair French and Anne Loxley
Published by
The Rocks, NSW : Museum of Contemporary Art Limited

At a time of increasing inequality and social tension, what role can art play in bringing people together? Can artists working in public spaces shift perceptions and attitudes? Does socially engaged practice inhibit artistic excellence? Civic Actions: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum delves into these crucial questions, focusing on the intersection of social and public projects, and the possibilities of art practice in public space. This essential publication is international in focus and features formal essays and critiques along with conversational reflections by high-profile artists, curators, academics and cultural practitioners from across Australia, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America, who work with communities in the public realm