A Guide for Public Art Projects

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A Guide to Public Art Projects provides a clear path

Over the past 50 years or so, there has been a shift in focus, with art in public spaces becoming more about the collective spirit of the space and less a commemoration of figures and events of national importance. Coinciding with this shift was the growing awareness that public art can help with urban regeneration and placemaking. City governments around the world embarked on programmes that brought an array of sculptures and murals to streets, parks and squares. Public art has become more democratised. A spatial shift in art in the last several years has seen artwork in Malaysia move out of conventional white cube spaces into larger social and public space. Public art is appearing on walls, trees, lakes, back lanes, empty lots, on and above buildings.