Scott King: Public Art

Scott King: Public Art
Library Shelf Location 18.KING
Publication Date 2016

Public Art by Scott King brings together a series of proposals inspired by the relationship between contemporary art and urban regeneration.

King’s ‘what-if?’ scenarios include A Balloon for Britain, in which the artist devises a scheme to re-invigorate the country’s ten poorest towns and cities, Postcards from The Sculpture Park, printed ephemera from a holiday camp-cum-correctional facility, and Infinite Monument, an audacious proposal to rebuild the Tower of Babel.

This publication includes three graphic novellas illustrated by Will Henry: Anish and Antony Take AfghanistanI Dream of Dalstonia and New York Rural, the second of which imagines pop-up/independent coffee shop/microbrewery culture as a tool for fundamental urban renewal.

The political, cultural and economic issues that bind public art and urban regeneration are further examined in texts by Owen Hatherley, Andrew Hunt, Tom Morton and Matthew Worley and in interviews with Robert Hewison and Lynda Morris.

ISBN 9781910516010
Quantity 1
Pages 176
Authors Owen Hatherley, Robert Hewison, Andrew Hunt, Lynda Morris, Tom Morton, Matthew Worley
Format Softcover
Publisher Slimvolume
Related Artists Scott King, Will Henry
Categories Public/Landscape Art, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Animation/Cartoons/Comics/Graphic Novels
Keywords Graphic novels, Urban redevelopment, Culture-led regeneration
Language English

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