New Century Garden: Talking About Public Art in Chinatown, produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in partnership with City of Sydney, examined the role of public space in Chinatown, using the specific idea of a garden as an initial proposal for a public art project.
Guest speaker John Choi’s presentation posits that public art is increasingly embedded to place making and urban renewal strategies, and that this tactic brings to the fore, the complex fertile ground that exists between art, public space, economy and identity. In his talk John explores these thoughts through the lens of ‘new century garden’ and his personal connections and observations of urban areas in Seoul, Korea.
John Choi is a Founding Partner of Choi Ropiha Fighera architects.
New Century Garden: Talking About Public Art in Chinatown was presented at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art on Friday 21 October 2011.