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NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART
The term new genre public art, refers to public art, often activist in nature, and created outside institutional structures in order to engage directly with an audience
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Tania Bruguera
Tatlin’s Whisper #5 2008
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The term was coined by the American artist, writer and educator Suzanne Lacy in 1991, to define a type of American public art that was not a sculpture situated in a park or a square
The definition was first used in a public performance at the San Francisco Museum of Art and later in Lacy’s book Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art. Lacy defined new genre public art as being activist, often created outside the institutional structure which brought the artist into direct engagement with the audience, while addressing social and political issues.
In 1993 an exhibition called Culture in Action presented a series of works that could be defined as new genre public art, like Mark Dion and his Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group who created an installation about the ecology of their neighbourhood.
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Suzanne Lacy
born 1945
Cao Fei
born 1978
Tania Bruguera
born 1968
Mark Dion
born 1961
SELECTED ARTWORKS IN THE COLLECTION
Mark Dion
Tate Thames Dig
1999
On display at Tate Modern
part of Materials and Objects
Tania Bruguera
Tatlin’s Whisper #5
2008
Cao Fei
Whose Utopia?
2006
NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART AT TATE
TATE MODERN
PERFORMANCE
BMW Tate Live: Suzanne Lacy: Silver Action
3 Feb 2013
Suzanne Lacy event at Tate Modern. video coverage of hundreds of women over the age of sixty converging on The …
TATE MODERN
EXHIBITION
Tania Bruguera: Immigrant Movement International
7–15 Aug 2012
Tania Bruguera takes up residence in The Tanks, Tate Modern with her socio-political project, Immigrant Movement International
TATE MODERN
TALK
BMW Tate Live: On Publicness
29 Sep 2014
On Publicness is the second event in the Talks series and will take place 29 September 2014 at Tate Modern. …
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