Purchase Catalogue – Making Art Public

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Making Art Public: Kaldor Public Art Projects, 1969–2019

Beautifully designed and featuring more than 1000 images, Making Art Public: Kaldor Public Art Projects, 1969–2019 celebrates a milestone anniversary for the world’s oldest public art organisation and includes personal stories from a life in art by the founder and director of Kaldor Public Art Projects, John Kaldor.

Making Art Public features fascinating new interviews by acclaimed international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, who spoke to 27 of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ past artists. Christo, Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramović, Mike Parr and Jonathan Jones are among a host of groundbreaking artists who reveal rich and surprising insights about their projects in Australia.

Edited by Genevieve O’Callaghan and Mark Gowing, Making Art Public includes new essays by Nicholas Baume, Nicholas Chambers, Rebecca Coates, Ross Gibson, Ross Rudesch Harley, Michael Landy, David Malouf, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Emily Sullivan.

In a thematic reconsideration of Kaldor Public Art Projects’ archive, O’Callaghan and Gowing trace the visual evolution of artist sketches, photographs, letters and production notes over 50 years. Between a 1969 telegram from Christo, a handwritten letter from Harald Szeemann, a postcard from Richard Long and an email from Marina Abramović, Making Art Public gives intimate access to Kaldor Public Art Projects’ most ambitious projects over half a century.

21.9 x 31.6cm
Hard cover
523 pages
Published 2020




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