WANTED: More Public Art
September 15, 2008
“I’d like to be driving down Hanover Street one day,” said Chen, “and just happen to see some performance art, or a video projection on the side of some abandoned building.”
These words came out of the mouth of SuperPlus don Wayne Chen at the recent awards ceremony of the Under-40 Exhibition which SuperPlus sponsors. No problem, Wayne! A proposal and a budget soon reach yuh office.
(People!?!! Beg unnu put unnu ‘ead togedda an’ do someting nuh? Maybe something in time for the next KOTE? After having being in Rhode Island and Chicago this year and seen the ways that art can completely saturate public space, and after seeing all the stuff that people are doing and selling on the sidewalk that should be up on a wall, a ceiling, somewhere else, I don’t think we have a shortage of talent, content or skill.)