Beyond the Public Art Machine: A Critical Examination of Street Art as Public Art

@inproceedings{Bengtsen2013BeyondTP,
  title={Beyond the Public Art Machine: A Critical Examination of Street Art as Public Art},
  author={Peter Bengtsen},
  year={2013}
}
This article examines street art as a specific type of public art. With Patricia C. Phillips’ idea of the failing “public art machine” as a point of departure, it contextualises the discussion of public art as a phenomenon that goes beyond sanctioned artistic expressions. The article examines the characteristics of street art and demonstrates that street art and public artworks have a number of traits in common. However, it is argued that street art’s unsanctioned nature functions as an… CONTINUE READING