In Public / Inside

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Artlink’s annual Indigenous edition plays a unique role in making accessible new writing on Indigenous arts and culture, giving it an edge over other art magazines. Guest editors provide insider perspectives that the more establishment institutions or market forces are not in the position to deliver.

Ian McLean
Hugh Ramsay Chair, University of Melbourne

Current Issue | Issue 41:2 | August 2021

Editor: Daniel Mudie Cunningham

This edition considers the role of art in the construction of public space, place and Country. Completed as parts of Australia endured ongoing pandemic lockdowns, this edition maps current First Nations and settler thinking on how artworks and artists operate in public, and what that means when we are stuck inside. By no means an exhaustive overview of practices staged in public places, or the thinking that fortifies it, this issue offers a broad view of the ways that artworks and artists operate in public, in past and present tense, with urgent consideration of our tenuous future.

Cover image: Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office In Absence, 2019, installation view (detail). Photo: Ben Hosking. Courtesy the artist and architects.

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