Author(s): Hans Ulrich Obrist; Genevieve O'Callaghan (Editor); Mark Gowing (Designed by); Michael Landy; Nicholas Baume; Rebecca Coates; Ross Gibson; Ross Rudesch Harley; David Malouf; Emily Sullivan; Michael Brand (Foreword by); John Kaldor (Introduction by)
Shrouding one million square feet of Little Bay with fabric and rope, Wrapped Coast, 1969, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude was a groundbreaking piece of public art that propelled Sydney into the international art scene and left an indelible mark on Australian culture. On the fiftieth anniversary of Wrapped Coast, Kaldor Public Art Projects, the first organisation of its kind anywhere in the world, celebrates half a century of bringing leading contemporary artists and their works to Australian audiences.Making Art Public draws on the extensive Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive to chart the history of the art projects. Revealing never before seen material, this comprehensive publication examines each of the thirty-five projects from inception to realisation. With artist's drawings and sketches, research documentation, plans and correspondence, Making Art Public provides the reader with insight into how complex public art projects are brought to life.