Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects
- When 7 Sep 2019 - 16 Feb 2020
Making Art Public brings 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects together, for the first time in history.
Created by British artist Michael Landy RA, Making Art Public will survey the rich history of Kaldor Public Art Projects using artworks, archival materials and reconstructions of past projects. From Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped Coast, 1969, to Jeff Koons’ Puppy, 1995, Marina Abramović’s In residence, 2015, Jonathan Jones’ barrangal dyara (skin and bones), 2016 and numerous other projects, it will revisit some of the most iconic large-scale artworks to have been presented in Australia.
Join us in celebrating 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects with a program of anniversary events in collaboration with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Living Archives project animates this archive with the memories of those who experienced our projects firsthand. These memories provide a rare glimpse into our history through the eyes of visitors, artists, teachers, art lovers and students.
Kaldor Public Art Projects launched in 1969 with the presentation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ground-breaking Wrapped coast – one million square feet, Little Bay, Sydney and has since presented over 30 public art projects across Australia. The first organisation of its type anywhere in the world, Kaldor Public Art Projects has helped redefine the boundaries for public art in the 21st century and has had a profound influence on the way that Australians have experienced contemporary art.