Artists push their material, process, and practice in the name of public art. But there are pressing matters—including intention, interpretation, siting, and collaboration—facing artists, institutions, and viewers when considering art in the public realm. Does access to this work align with its significance?
Nancy Princenthal, Moderator, writer and critic
Brooke Davis Anderson, incoming Museum Director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and former Executive Director, Prospect New Orleans
Melissa Chiu, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Shamim Momin, Director, Curator, and Co-founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)
Joshua Bennett, Performance Poet
Josiah McElheny, Artist
McElheny’s Prismatic Park will be on view in Madison Square Park from June 13, 2017 through October 8, 2017.