WIT Press


Questioning Public Art

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC120101

Volume

165

Pages

12

Page Range

103 - 114

Published

2013

Size

976 kb

Author(s)

M. Mustafa, M. Begum, A Backer & J Dollah

Abstract

Public art in Malaysia has received a mixed reception because of the confusion over its multi-faceted role and aspects of the practice. This confusion is exacerbated by the fact that public art itself is a new term in the Malaysian art scene. It is sometimes seen as a manifestation based on political and cultural aspirations that intersect with the city’s beautification efforts which celebrate perfection based on wished for imagery. Fundamentally, this paper focuses on the role of public art which draw together artists, theorists, curators and arts administrators whose work engages with issues relevant to social and cultural life. Keywords: public art, role, identity, Design Urban Guideline (DUD), Putrajaya, Malaysia, Modern Islamic concept, ‘Garden City concept’.

Keywords

public art, role, identity, Design Urban Guideline (DUD), Putrajaya, Malaysia, Modern Islamic concept, ‘Garden City concept’