Panel: Public Art of the Sustainable City
How can public art utilize new technologies to create ecological infrastructure that contributes to both the aesthetics and sustainability of cities? In this talk, I will give examples of innovative “green” Public Art Master Plans in North America that have been developed in the last decade, and discuss specific artists and projects that both harness and express the potential of technology to address global resource conservation.
- Patricia Watts has curated numerous exhibitions with site specific installations in the public sphere including a large scale temporary wind energy installation entitled Windsock Currents on Crissy Field in the Presidio, San Francisco, for UN World Environment Day (2005). She has participated on four Americans for the Arts “Green” Public Art Network panels at their annual conferences and a webinar focused on the artist selection process. Watts was Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum, California (USA) from 2005-2008. ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address the human/nature relationship in the visual arts. Since 1999 they have collaborated with over 150 organizations to produce more than 40 exhibitions, 100 programs, working with 400 + artists in 15 states nationally and 8 countries internationally. patriciawatts.blogspot.com