New book by Michaelis alumni Kim Gurney (2006) – The Art of Public Space
27 Jan 2016 - 16:15
New book by Michaelis alumni Kim Gurney (2006) - The Art of Public Space
Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City
Authors: Gurney, Kim
A journey through Johannesburg via three art projects raises intriguing notions about the constitutive relationship between the city, imagination and the public sphere- through walking, gaming and performance art. Amid prevailing economic validations, the trilogy posits art within an urban commons in which imagination is all-important.
Kim Gurney is a visual artist, journalist and academic. She is a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town’s African Centre for Cities and the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre, South Africa. Her own art generally engages invisibilities or disappearance and attempts restorative gestures, and she runs a nomadic offspace for experimental work.