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The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena: An Anthology from High Performance Magazine 1978-1998 (Thinking Publicly) Paperback – February, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Thinking Publicly
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Critical Pr Inc; 1st edition (February 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883831105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883831103
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Viviana Gravano on April 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is an anthology from High Performance Magazine about the Public Art. In this book there are two importants questions: what is exactly the new relationship between the artists and the public space in the postcolonialist time? A contemporary artist is a social activist? In the texts and in the interviews, made from 1978 to 1998,the book to talk about the new important relations between the art and the contemporary anthropology in the public art. I think that this is a very good book for everybody interested to the relation life/art, social/art, public/art.
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By Rachel on March 16, 2015
Format: Paperback
This was a very enjoyable read. Would recommend to those interested in art or the artist's struggles with presenting their work in a public space.
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More About the Author

I am a writer. As such, I was the editor of High Performance magazine (with Steven Durland), staff writer for Artforum, contributing editor to The Drama Review, arts editor for the Independent Weekly of North Carolina, founding co-editor of the Community Arts Network and a contributor to a variety of publications, books and websites. I won a few awards in that regard. I also write fiction, poetry and songs, and some of that has been published as well.

I am somebody who will try anything. As such, I got married twice (1962, 1994), gave birth to three children (Jill, 1963; Tony, 1965; Andrew, 1966), founded High Performance (1978), co-founded the 18th Street Arts Complex (1988, with Susanna Dakin) and Highways Performance Space (1989, with Tim Miller) in Santa Monica, Calif.; co-founded Art in the Public Interest (1995, with Steven Durland) in North Carolina; and co-founded the Community Arts Network (1999, with Steven Durland, Robert Leonard and Ann Kilkelly) on the WWW.

I have a B.A. in humanities from USC and an M.F.A in creative writing from UC Irvine.

I was born in 1940 in Bartlesville, Okla., to Eldon & Margaret Frye, an artist and a homemaker. I grew up in Del Mar, Calif., alongside my siblings, Janet, Bruce and Chris. I also lived in Japan for two years.

I am married to artist Steven Durland and we live on 28 gorgeous acres in Saxapahaw, N.C. Because we gave our lives to the nonprofit art world, we live at the end of a dirt road in a singlewide. But we also have an office, two yurts, a bath house, several outbuildings, hundreds of 100-year-old trees, a pond and a creek. We also have/have had lots of dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and geese. They fertilize the place.