The theme of the one-day international conference organized by MoTA – Muzeum of Transitory Art will be the possibilities of creating the assumptions of a sustainable policy for art in public space in Ljubljana.
How do cities design art strategies in public space? What is the current strategy in Ljubljana and how has it changed in recent years? Which locations and districts are the most interesting in this context? Why are not art included in investment plans and when can this change? These questions will be answered by domestic and foreign guests working in the field.
Miloš Kosec, Matej Andraz Vogrinčič, Luka Zagoričnik, Matevž Celik and Martin Bricelj Baraga will discuss the possibilities of enrichment of greenery and other spaces of Ljubljana in the national panel on curatorial practices in relation to art in public space.
Good examples of good practice in their institutions will be presented by Martin Taig, managing director of KÖR – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH from Vienna, Natasha Grand from the London INSTID – Institute for Identity and Krzysztof Dobrowolski from the WRO Art Center, who will talk about WRO’s outside projects and the model of art mediation/audience development during the presentation entitled Go Out to Get In.
Ljubljana is a city with a variety of cultural and artistic events, but it does not develop all areas evenly. One of them is art in public space, still understood too narrowly. Both the attitude towards art and public space has changed in recent times, which is why it is necessary to consider the directions of changes in the policy of investing in the common space.
The Green Capital of Europe 2016 is currently preparing to apply for the title of the European Capital of Culture. The meeting will be an opportunity to reflect on how to shape an integrated and sustainable approach to investing in art in public space.
After the lectures there is a presentation of the book Artecity: 9 responses to urban challenges, summarizing the Artecity project.