Polyphonic's Forum 3

Structural Integrity


Through a direct engagement with the city and its citizens, contemporary artists today are making visible some of the mutable structures that otherwise remain unseen. Mediating our every interaction with the contemporary city are endless signs and languages, etiquettes and habits, transactions and regulations. These ephemeral yet pervasive structures of the urban realm are often rendered invisible by our familiarity. Parasitic urban cultures and artworks periodically bring these to our attention in an ongoing game of recognition, documentation, intervention and re-infection. How are artists engaging with civic space, and what are the implications of their interventions?

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Anna Tweeddale, Keg de Souza, Michaela Gleave, Mirjam Struppek

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