Issue 041 Public vs. Private

The tension between public and private forms of art marks part of the identity crisis that defines making, exhibiting, performing and selling. Do we need to tick the public box to be relevant? How does the diaspora receive the references to home? What constitutes public and private in an arena where everyday life in the streets could be seen as an artistic performance? Are visual artists only making for the foreign buyer? These are all questions to be interrogated in this issue of Public vs. Private. Articles from Dakar, Scotland, and Uganda will show the makers and stages to explore this dichotomy.




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