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Public installation

Public installation refers to an artwork that has been designed to transform the understanding of a space and executed with the intention of being cited in the physical public domain, where it can be reached by everyone. An interactive Public installation usually involves the audience acting on the art piece or it responding to the users activities. They incorporate a broad range of everyday and natural materials, as well as new media such as video, sound and performance. It’s basically about taking a space and loading it with different items that evoke multiple thoughts and moods. The artwork can be either temporary or permanent and can be implemented as a stand-alone, or as a collective hybrid involving multi-disciplinary approaches.


Doris Salcedo, 2003, used over 1,550 chairs stacked on an empty lot between two buildings