Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

City, Arts and Public Spaces: Julia Bryan-Wilson

I’ve started to note what happens when “art” goes plural to become “arts,” as it has in the title “City, Arts, and Public Spaces”: how, and in what contexts, does this multiplicity matter? Art historians often assume that the definition of art in its singular form defaults to the realm of the visual, as if the concerns of, say, painting, photography, and sculpture are distinct from those of literature, music, or dance.

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