ISSN: 17535190
First published in 2008
2 issues per volume
Volume 2 Issue 3
Cover Date: December 2009
How do you sleep at night?: Writing public art
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Authors:  Denitsa Petrova 
DOI: 10.1386/jwcp.2.3.293/1

Keywords
public art, reporting and proposing, speculation, risk management

Abstract
The language used to propose and commission works of public art is particularly subject to close technocratic scrutiny. The risk of underestimating risk presses greatly upon all parties involved in the production process, resulting in a literary approach that favours legalese and the hollow rhetoric of socio-economic ‘enhancement’. Could some small changes in the key vocabulary used in this field help to produce a public art practice that is more willing to take risk and more capable of engaging with complex evaluations of artistic merit?
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