Commissioning the Unexpected
Set against the backdrop of the rapidly changing Dutch landscape, this extended essay by prominent University of Amsterdam art historian Jeroen Boomgard explores the varying quality of art in public space. An artwork is defined not only by its own form and iconography but also by the functions and meanings assigned to it by the viewer’s expectations. Boomgaard, lector at the Art and Public Space Research Group at the Gerrit Reitveld Academie in Amsterdam, goes in search of works of public art that somehow succeed in escaping the limits of those expectations. The sixth publication in the series from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
Hardcover / 5 x 7 1/2 inches / 98 pp / 11 b&w
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Fonds BKVB, The Netherlands