KLAXON – an electronic magazine about living art in public space
Together with Metropolis and 19 other partners, CIFAS is a member of In Situ – European platform for artistic creation in public space. CIFAS publishes the electronic magazine KLAXON about living art in public space, which we highly recommend you to read if you are interested in broadening your knowledge of current themes and issues related to art in public space.
Klaxon reflects CIFAS’ interest for living artistic interventions in public space, an interest consolidated through the organisation of urban practice workshops as well as SIGNAL, the name behind which they on one hand organise debates and workshops around practices and experiences of living art in public space, and on the other hand urban artistic actions addressing the urban fabric of Brussels, where they are situated.
Seven issues have been published focusing on living art in the city. Each issue examines this central theme from a different perspective.
The sixth issue is called “For an Inclusive City”
Klaxon 6 continues in a similar dynamic vein to the previous issue, which was also devoted to the theme of social justice. It introduces to new forms of thinking on or artistic practices aiming to restore public space/s to bodies usually relegated to the margins. It focuses on experiences by women, by Roma, by young people and immigrants, by the homeless and the sick, by transgender people.
In this issue, you will find articles by the feminist and queer geographer Rachele Borghi, by the curator Agata Siwiak, who works with the Roma community in Poland, by the New Zealand artist Val Smith, by the geographer Gerry Kearns discussing Fiona Whelan‘s work with youth and the police in Dublin, by Emmanuelle Nizou about the work of Habitants des images, by Diana Damian about the Spill Festival, and an introduction by Antoine Pickels and Benoit Vreux.
The existing issues of Klaxon focus on: 1) living art in the city from a societal point of view, 2) political activism, 3) the mapped city, 4) the notion of participation, 5 & 6) social justice, 7) care and terror.
Photo: théâtre Polski – Romville (2015) © Monika Stolarska