A Companion to Public Art
A Companion to Public Art
Notes on Contributors
Mary Jo Arnoldi is curator of African Ethnology and Arts in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. She has conducted research in Mali since 1978 and publishes widely on its arts and performance, cultural heritage, social life, and history. Her books include Playing with Time: Art and Performance in Central Mali (1995); and the edited volume African Material Culture (1996). She has curated numerous exhibitions including the museum's permanent "African Voices" installation, and co-curated the Mali program "From Timbuktu to Washington" at the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Michele H. Bogart is professor of art history at Stony Brook University (SUNY). She is the author of Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 1989); Artists, Advertising, and the Borders of Art (University of Chicago Press, 1995); The Politics of Urban Beauty: New York and Its Art Commission (University of Chicago Press, 2006); and the forthcoming Public Sculpture as Urban Rewnewal in New York City .
Julian Bonder is an architect and educator. He is principal of Julian Bonder+Associates; and partner at Wodiczko+Bonder, Architecture-Art-Design (an interdisciplinary firm with artist and professor Krzysztof Wodiczko, established 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts). Bonder served as professor of architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires and currently teaches architecture, design, and theory as professor of architecture at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. His work on architecture, public space, and memory has received numerous awards, and is often found outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. Projects include: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts; Museo de la Shoah, Desaparecidos, and AMIA (all in Buenos Aires). Projects with Krzysztof Wodiczko include the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery (recipient of the 2012 Special Mention, Biannual European Award for Urban Public Space; shortlisted for the 2013 European Union Contemporary Architecture Award - Mies van Der Rohe Prize; and exhibited at the 2014 Venice Biennale - US Pavilion). Bonder delivered the keynote address at the fourth Annual Human Rights Conference in Lima (2008), a special presentation at the Memorial Democratic Conference in Barcelona (2007); and plenary presentations at Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies (Emory, 2011), and Democracy and Memory in Latin America (Harvard, 2013).
Cameron Cartiere is an associate professor in the Faculty of Culture+Community at Emily Carr University of Art+Design, Canada. She is a practitioner, writer, and researcher specializing in public art, curatorial practice, urban renewal, sculpture, and sculpture parks. She is the author of RE/Placing Public Art (2010, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller); co-editor of The Practice of Public Art (Routledge, 2008); and co-author of the Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment (Academia.edu, 2007). Her most recent book (with Martin Zebracki, University of Leeds, United Kingdom) is The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion (Routledge, 2016).
Charlotte Cohen is executive director of Brooklyn Arts Council. Previously she was a fine arts officer with the United States General Services Administration (GSA) Fine Arts Collection, one of our nation's oldest and largest public art collections. She managed the GSA's collection and its Art in Architecture commissions in the New York and Caribbean region. Prior to joining GSA in 2005, Cohen directed the New York City Percent for Art Program for nine years.
Erika Doss is professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her wide