Posts Tagged: public art

Public Poetry

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I’m interested in Roland Barthes’s idea that mythology is essentially a type of speech, and that speech defines a culture. Poetry can define the dominant languages we have in culture—and now those languages are advertising and the news media. So says Robert Montgomery, a Scottish poet who creates public art with his poems by posting […]

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Classic Books Hit the Streets

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A public art project in London this summer aims to remind people of the joy that comes with reading books by decorating benches across the city with illustrations from classic literature. The book-shaped benches are sponsored by the National Literacy Trust and feature authors ranging from Oscar Wilde to C.S. Lewis. Visit Electric Literature to […]

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