Legitimating space: art and the politics of place

Robinson, DW orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0729-5011 (2013) Legitimating space: art and the politics of place. World Art, 3 (1). pp. 121-139. ISSN 2150-0894

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21500894.2013.777848


Rock art, graffiti, and other emplaced works of art bring people together at specific places. This type of art allows for encounters between people in their absence, and thus presents a range of possibilities for making statements about specific places and those who occupy or visit. This opens the possibility for issues of legitimation to become implicitly or explicitly articulated. However, the legitimate use of space, and the legitimate employment of art, can vary drastically across different contexts. Here, the paper discusses a range of different strategies of art and legitimation in three case studies from India, California, and Spain

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