IS ART PLACED IN, OR PART OF, THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT? | University of Oxford

IS ART PLACED IN, OR PART OF, THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT?

Speaker
Sean Henry, Steven Parissien, Catherine Oakes, Clare Melhuish, Leon Wainwright
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Venue
Kellogg College
Banbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6PN
Venue details

College Hub

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Why would anyone want a fifty-metre horse in the middle of a shopping centre?
Is visibility over-rated? Is it more pleasurable to accidentally turn a corner and discover an artwork?
Is it more productive to understand the city itself as a work of art?
This seminar sets out to help define where and why Public Art works - working closely with its building and environmental context – and where it does not. Britain has a splendid tradition of public art but in the last 50 years has also seen some sadly inappropriate installations all over the country that have given the genre a bad name.
We have asked some passionate and diverse speakers to share their knowledge, research and above all, their views on the subject.
This is the first of our series on key urban issues affecting society today. It will no doubt provoke some lively debate. Join the conversation #urbankellogg

This event is free and open to all.
5.00pm
Welcome & introductions
5.10pm
Panel presentations
6.00pm
Panel & audience discussion
6.30pm
Drinks reception