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Locating the Producers explores how 'durational' processes to public art curating and commissioning have emerged as an alternative to nomadic, itinerant and short-termist approaches in recent years. It provides an in-depth analysis of five durational projects as its starting point: The Blue House, and Beyond, the Netherlands; Trekroner Art Plan, Denmark; and Creative Egremont, and the Edgeware Road Project, United Kingdom. This book provides a dynamic assessment of different curational methodologies alongside critical reflections on durational projects as counter-spectacles. The authors explore how and why artists and curator-producers are adopting durational approaches to commissioning contemporary art for specific places and how each process conceives of time as part of a cumulative durational practice.
Supported by Situations, University of the West of England, Great Western Research, SKRO Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Bristol City Council, GRADCAM, Bristol Legible City, ixia public art think tank, University College Falmouth, Project Base, Arts Council England, Serpentine Gallery, Grizedale Arts, International Curators Forum (ICF)