Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Like The Back of My Hand

"Official thinking about art has tended to drive a wedge between artistic elites and the mainstream population, in which the latter are turned into mere admirers at best, and bewildered passers-by at worst. The masses’ involvement in art is confined to turning up to galleries to admire the masterworks of the greats, or reacting to a new public installation once it is a fait accompli."
An essay on public art in general and Like The Back of My Hand in particular, on page 10 of the Strange Cargo Arts Company's 2007 annual (PDF file).