Back to StoriesOctober 26, 2021By Anabella Alfonzo
Where does art belong? Who does it belong to?
These questions have many different answers but when it comes to Public Art, the answer is already in its name: It must be in the public realm (visible, accessible), and it should be ‘of’ the public.
This gives Public Art a great deal of power and an immense responsibility. Public Art can:
Speak to the values of the community and its culture(s)
Honour history and legacy
Reflect global relevance
Engage the public
Reflect the character and vision of a project and/or place
Affect/redefine the spacial qualities of a place
Add value to the property and/or area
Create unique opportunities for artists
Create meaningful connections between people and places
Enrich the public realm
Below are some examples of Public Art in different cities and countries.