Is there any other way that art can exist in the public sphere?
This is the kick off question for the seminar at the MACBA, Barcelona on November 25 and 26 from 11 am-9 pm.
This is how they describe it:
From relationality’s point of view, the Museum is a space for art in which new forms of social interaction are investigated without limiting its function to mere exhibition, but creating an experimental platform. In this way, art can contribute significantly to the multiplication of public spheres through a process in which various subjects, forms and spaces participate.
Institutions that engage actively in the public sphere is unfortunately a rare thing. Expect a report in the near future.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.