The release event featured fresh-off-the-press catalogs and a discussion reflecting upon the exhibition and on the interpretation of art in the public sphere.
How Many Billboards? artists Ken Gonzales-Day and Christina Fernandez, attorney and intellectual property expert Christine Steiner, writer and Metabolic Studio team member Janet Owen Driggs, and West of Rome founder Emi Fontana joined MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer.
About the publication:
The 168 page, full-color publication documents and reflects upon the exhibition and its context, and includes contributions by project initiator, curator and MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer; co-curators Lisa Henry, Nizan Shaked, and Gloria Sutton; public art consultant Sara Daleiden; attorney and intellectual property expert Christine Steiner; curator, critic, and director of the Master of Public Art Studies Program: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere at USC Joshua Decter; writer, artist and curator Janet Owen-Driggs; and artist and director of Freewaves Anne Bray. Photographs of the artworks in situ by architect Gerard Smulevich and photographer patricia parinejad are featured. The book was edited by artistic director and C.E.O of the MAK Vienna, Peter Noever, and Kimberli Meyer; published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg; and distributed by D.A.P.