Exhibit Columbus 2023, Public by Design, is a ground-breaking exhibition in Columbus, Indiana, showcasing how artwork and structure may also help nurture neighborhood belonging whereas reimagining historic downtowns as equitable, stunning, and joyful locations.
Six curatorial companions directed the exhibition’s 13 public artworks, created by unbiased designers, artwork studios, college design fellows, and a highschool design crew. View the whole listing of contributors right here.
Exhibit Columbus is exclusive as a result of it engages in a global dialogue related to the biennial exhibition construction whereas exploring the challenges that cities across the globe are dealing with at the moment. This yr’s cycle, Public by Design, de-centers the thought of singular artists and curators for artwork and structure and, as an alternative, turns the give attention to the friction of public artwork and structure with the neighborhood. With this focus, the installations acquired their inspiration from curatorial questions equivalent to: What’s civic identification? How does nature join us? How will we interpret the previous?
We needed to exhibit the essential concept that the very best work is constructed with a broad perception within the collective energy of neighborhood work and engagement.
Bryony Roberts, 2023 curator and former Exhibit Columbus Miller Prize Recipient
Public by Design opened to very large crowds on the weekend of August 25. Free occasions included a public strolling tour narrated by the art work creators, neighborhood video games, dwell music, dance performances starting from Bollywood to swing to salsa, and a 15-minute historical past of the Black Expertise carried out to gospel, seventies soul, and hip-hop. A public dance occasion capped the opening weekend’s festivities.
Exhibit Columbus 2023, Public by Design, might be on show till November 26, with extra initiatives and occasions occurring all through. Go to exhibitcolumbus.org for the complete schedule.
All photographs are copyright Hadley Fruits.