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Planning Unplanned: Can Art have a Function? Towards a New Function of Art in Society, Barbara Holub and Christine Hohenbüchler (eds) (2015) Vienna: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 256 pp., ISBN: 9783869840635, p/bk, £30.87

Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820, Liam Gillick (2016) New York: Columbia University Press, 208 pp., ISBN: 9780231170208, h/bk, £26.00

Production Show 2016–2018: Prototyping/Discovering/Analysing, curated by Ruth Claxton and Gavin Wade, Eastside Projects, Digbeth, Birmingham, 1 October– 10 December 2016

The Birmingham Big Art Project (BBAP), shortlist exhibition, various venues in Birmingham, 2016–17

‘The Hop Project’ by General Public (artists Elizabeth Rowe and Chris Poolman), various venues across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham and the Black Country, 2016–17

Human Right, Stephen Willats, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK, 4 March–4 June 2017

The Present in Drag, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 4 June–18 September 2016

Marie Yates, Works 1971–1979, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Great Titchfield Street, London, 24 June–22 July 2016

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Curator and Journalist 2: University of Warwick 3: University of Birmingham 4: Eastside Projects and Birmingham School of Art, BCU 5: Independent Scholar 6: Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin 7: University of Leeds

Publication date: September 1, 2017

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  • Art & the Public Sphere provides a new platform for academics, artists, curators, art historians and theorists whose working practices are broadly concerned with contemporary art's relation to the public sphere. The journal presents a crucial examination of contemporary art's link to the public realm, offering an engaged and responsive forum in which to debate the newly emerging series of developments within contemporary thinking, society and international art practice.
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