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Bread and Circuses

Gubb, Mark ORCID: (2019) Bread and Circuses. In: Reflections on The Ring, 30 January, 2019, The Arthouse, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

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This paper was written as an academic provocation for the 'Reflections on The Ring' symposium, and in response to 'The Ring' project - "a new arts programme celebrating a 21-mile circle of natural and historic waterways. Linking the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, the Droitwich Canals and the River Severn, the route flows through the urban and rural landscapes of Worcester and Droitwich. Navigable by boat or on foot, the Mid-Worcestershire Ring is a unique tourist destination. Our programme will uncover unusual and memorable stories of people, places and the natural environment. Local artists will produce ambitious and dynamic artworks and live events for all to enjoy.a series of temporary public artworks commissioned around the canals." It considers the nature of art in the public realm, in particular relation to the audience, and making reference to Alfred Gell's 1998 "Art and Agency: An Anthropological Theory".

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: bread and circuses, public art, the ring, Alfred Gell
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Mark Gubb
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 14:59
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 14:04

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