Dialogues avec l’histoire

[text available in French only] Laurent Vernet holds a Master’s degree in art history and a doctorate in urban studies and publishes here a review on the forum entitled “L’art public à l’épreuve de la commémoration corrigée” at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec on October 7, 2019.

Soundscape as material

Public art is generally associated with the visual arts. We think spontaneously of the many sculptures that are present in our parks and public buildings due to application of the Government of Quebec’s Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement. Photography also comes to mind: for a number of years, through its Plan…

Monoceros: of the Earth, for the Stars (a meditation on the concretized magyck of FASTWÜRMS)

Since 2003, following the recommendations of a multi-levelled, multi-bureaucracy, multi-year study (too many cooks, too many spoons), the city of Toronto has implemented the Percent for Public Art Program – the goal of the program being to compel new private sector buildings to spend a minimum of 1% of their gross construction costs on the…