Place Hacking

The New Rules of Public Art

The British born organisation Situations reimagines what public art can be and where and when it can take place. They like to think and reflect on what happens when the spark of an idea is lit. They test out new ways in which to share those ideas through new commissions, events, interviews, books and blogs.

InEnArt shares The New Rules of Public Art published by Situations :



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First published by Situations at Public Art Now, December 2013

Situations is an organization of artists based in UK and it opens up the potential for artists to make extraordinary ideas happen in unusual and surprising places, through which audiences and participants are inspired to explore new horizons.

Situations commissions and produces both temporary and long-term public artworks, as well as acting as a connector to bring people and partners together through collective programmes and festival events in the South West of England and internationally.

Working beyond the boundaries of a gallery or museum context offers a rich and often challenging set of conditions. Situations begin from a more dynamic understanding of place than a physical site, inviting artists to contribute to the lived experience of a place.



14.01.2014 – 16.01.2014
at SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul

January 14th, 14.00-16.00

Provocation: Claire Doherty discusses the balance of temporary and durational programming in public art commissioning, how to balance energies and fatigue around the charismatic agent of the artist – followed by questions in discussion with Vasıf Kortun.

Claire Doherty is the founder Director of Situations, a visual arts commissioning organization based in Bristol, who were the producers of Nowhereisland, one of the primary public art projects of the Cultural Olympiad in the South West in 2012. Situations is currently pioneering the public art programme for the city of Oslo, Slow Space.


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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