All art is public art, as the two parts of this compound word are needed for art to manifest itself.
Make a thing. Without a public, that thing cannot be called art.
Public art can provoke, but it cannot offend.
Public art conveys a message.
Public art exists in, and forms, an “other space”.
Public art explains complex systems.
Public art gives a voice to that which has no voice.
Public art is a reflection of public values, shaped by and conforming to economic and social factors.
Public art is a war waged at the borders of constitutional protection.
Public art is all things public claimed as art.
Public art is an act of interpretation of public monuments through the lens of their relationship to future or past.
Public art is an event that engages all participants/subjects as conscious creators rather than spectators.
Public art is art that can be viewed at no charge or cost by anyone and exists in a public space that is inviting for all people (this can be inside or outside).
Public art is art that is present in public space without needing the definition of it being “art” to make sense.
Public art is created by artfully negotiating the dramaturgical structures of our political and legal systems.
Public art is human intervention.
Public art is life and death.
Public art is public intimacy.
Public art is the apparently natural shaped by the human.
Public art is transparent.
Public art is what people want.
Public art requires unlimited access.
Public art takes place in designated spaces and can be recognized by its framing.
Public art uses nature as material, collaborates with nature, or makes nature its audience without ever clearly understanding what nature is.
Public art will inevitably offend some people. If it doesn’t, it’s not doing its job.
The flow of public art is in opposition to the containers of human-made systems.
The narrowing of public access to space leads to a steady decrease in true public art.
The shape and content of public art follows the will of its public, which includes its makers.