Public art is art in any media, scale and proportion whose purpose, form, function and subject are perceived, conceived and created for the general public through a public process. It is a very specific art genre with its own professional and critical dialogue.
Primarily placed in democratic spaces or distinguished areas physically accessible to the general public, both outdoor and indoor settings, public art incorporates universal concepts and ideas rather than secretariat, religious, personal or commercial ideas and interests. Generally, the meanings and functions of these works widely varies, based on the commonly accepted societal and aesthetic values of the communities, institutions, and individuals responsible for commissioning them.
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