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50 years ago the cultural landscape of Australia was transformed forever with the staging of Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1969, by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It is considered a milestone international public artwork and is one of 34 Kaldor Public Art Projects that will be surveyed in the major exhibition Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Part of a year-long celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Kaldor Public Art Projects, Making Art Public is created by acclaimed British artist and Kaldor Public Art Projects alumnus Michael Landy. Reflecting on half a century of ground-breaking art, Landy employs artworks, archival materials, performance, audience participation and reprisals of elements of past projects to revisit some of the most significant public artworks ever presented in Australia.

Making Art Public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects will be accompanied by new commissions created by Australian artists Alicia Frankovich, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Ian Milliss and Imants Tillers. The exhibition will also see the reprisal of significant past projects, including screenings of Bill Viola's Fire Woman and Tristan's Ascension, Allora and Calzadilla's Stop, repair, prepare: variations on ‘Ode to joy’ for a prepared piano and Tino Sehgal's This is so contemporary.

International Curators’ Panel: Making Art Public December 4, 2019, 5:30–7pm Bringing together Jessica Morgan, director, Dia Art Foundation, New York; Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator, Public Art Fund, New York, and James Lingwood, co-director, Artangel, London; the curators’ panel will be hosted by Maud Page, deputy director and director of collections at the Art Gallery of NSW. Reflecting on the legacy of Kaldor Public Art Projects as the world's first public art organisation and the ongoing role of public art, the discussion will draw on each curators’ unique experience in this realm.

About Kaldor Public Art Projects For 50 years Kaldor Public Art Projects has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world. Kaldor Public Art Projects remain always free to the public.