New Writings: Public Art in the contexts of health and regeneration

ixia has commissioned and published the following new essays which look at public art in the contexts of health and regeneration:

  FcNK by Clive Parkinson explores the relationship between art in the public realm and well-being. He investigates public art's sometimes superficiality and its occasional potential to question societal norms.

  Public Art and the Art of the Public -- After the Creative City by Jonathan Vickery is a short study which aims to assess the current situation of public art in the UK within an urban cultural policy context.

  The Past and Possible Future of Countermonument, also by Jonathan Vickery, looks at the frameworks of thought and practice of ‘countermonument’.