What is the relationship between art and place?
We’re kicking off a new hashtag project today: #MyArtMyCity. The goal of the project is explore the relationship between art and place, as seen through the eyes of artists and art admirers from around the world.
What’s unique about the art in your city? How has your community been affected by art? How has your artwork been influenced by your surroundings? How has it affected other artists in your city, town, country, or community? We want to know!
Share perspectives about the art in your city across Instagram and other social media platforms using #MyArtMyCity.
“I don’t do something for the community. I do something, I hope, for art and the understanding of art. My goal is this.” —Thomas Hirschhorn
“Art is increasingly being defined and described in relationship to a sense of place,” says ART21 executive director Tina Kukielski in reference to the upcoming eighth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering on PBS this September. Although “place” is a thread that can be traced throughout the entire library of ART21 films, Season 8 marks the first time that the broadcast series episodes are organized by each artist’s relationship to the cities where they live and work.
With this shift in curatorial strategy, Art in the Twenty-First Century continues its natural evolution as a contemporary broadcast series about the motivations and methods of contemporary artists. “Art about places is often about how we move through space,” said artist Laurie Anderson in ART21’s very first PBS-broadcast episode, aptly titled Place, nearly 15 years ago. “But it’s also about how we trap these places and make them into works of art.”
Share your photos across social media with the #MyArtMyCity hashtag and we’ll feature some of our favorites here on the Magazine and on our own social channels through September.
And join us as a global cast takes over our Instagram feed to represent their cities, including: