Public Art Now conversation with curator Amina Cooper and artists Lava Thomas, Martha Jackson Jarvis

Guest curator Amina Cooper says in her introduction to the Public Art Now collection in FORWARD Issue #3, “Across the full range of materials, styles, and degrees of permanence, public artworks by Black artists have made essential contributions to the built environment and to community spaces.” This second Public Art Now selection in the FORWARD series features projects by Simone Leigh, Abigail DeVille, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Jessica Moss, and April Banks. Amina and artists Lava Thomas and Martha Jackson Jarvis discuss public art policy and their experiences as Black artists breaking into this field, the challenges they’ve encountered mounting their first projects, and policy changes they would like to see.

Public Art Now is a special section of FORWARD, the new digital publication by Forecast Public Art. This third issue of FORWARD focuses on artist's contributions to the practice of community safety. Forecast Public Art offers this program free of cost, but donations are suggested.

FORWARD Issue 3 Public Art Now collection:
Read panelist bios (click "view details"):
For her role as our Change Lab fellow, Amina has a survey that we invite you to fill out:
This event is hosted by Forecast Public Art.
Forecast Public Art is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1978 by and for artists working in public space. Forecast activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity.
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