This first panel discussed the changing notion of public art amidst this national economic recession. A variety of panelists offered different standpoints on how public art and alternative spaces may become more sustainable models (or not) in today’s economic climate. Also in the discussion was the nature of audiences to whom the art is addressed, community relations, and art as a medium of urban regeneration.
Tom Finkelpearl, Director, Queen’s Museum of Art
Lauren Ross, Curator, High Line Park
Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus Urban Planning, Columbia University
Anita Durst, Director, Chashama
Steve Evans, Assistant Director to Dia Beacon
Sean Slemon, Featured Artist, "Reflecting Transformation"