The Role of Public Arts: Case Studies of Public Arts in Urban Park of Central Surabaya

Hartanto, Kenny and Parung, Christabel Annora Paramita (2022) The Role of Public Arts: Case Studies of Public Arts in Urban Park of Central Surabaya. In: ITB Graduate School Conference (IGSC) 2021, 22 December 2021, Bandung.

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As a city with high mobility, Surabaya needs an interaction space with objects that benefit their people aesthetically, recreationally, psychologically, and economically. Public art, as one of contributors to the city’s culture and identity, needs to be developed and taken care of, especially regarding its existence in public spaces, such as urban park. This study attempts to determine typology of public arts in urban park of Central Surabaya and publics’ perceptions of each artwork. This study was done qualitatively, by doing direct observation and unstructured interviews to people who currently live in Surabaya city. We found several types of public arts that are exhibited in Surabaya urban parks. The publics perceptions were mainly positive about the public art, however they favour monumental type of artwork more than functional ones. The finding of this study can contribute to cities’ developments, especially in establishing public art in Surabaya area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public art; urban park; perceptions; typology
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Industry > Department of Fashion and Lifestyle Product Design
Faculty of Creative Industry > Department of Product Design and Management
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 07:23
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2023 07:23

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