Is public art any more than second-rate sculptors and failed performers cluttering the streets and disrupting traffic? Artichoke, producers of unforgettable live events like Antony Gormley's One & Other, are collaborating with Sky Arts and Tate to mount the first of three public conversations exploring the politics of the public domain.
Curator and writer Tim Marlow chairs a panel of provocative speakers including Janet Street-Porterl artist Marc Quinn; new director of the Cultural Olympiad Ruth Mackenzie; cultural commentator and curator Gus Casely-Hayford; Director of Public Space for CABE, Sarah Gaventa; and the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair.
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