Monument Lab co-founder Ken Lum will moderate a conversation
between artists Steve Locke and Wang Xu for Asia Art Archive in America on the nature and purpose of public art and the role of community engagement in its development. Both Locke and Xu have had public art proposals criticized by local communities and/or government agencies and have gone on to create new works about their experiences with the public art approval process.
Image credits: Steve Locke, Homage to the Auction Block #70, 2020, 24 inches square, acrylic gouache on panel. Image courtesy of the artist; Installation view, Garden of Seasons, Vincent Price Art Museum, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist, Equitable Vitrines, and Vincent Price Art Museum.