Sculpturing Public Spaces

loading "City Walker" by Low Chee Peng. Photo: Low Chee Peng.

FOLLOWING GEORGE TOWN’S listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the issue of public spaces has received much attention. Be it owned privately or publicly, public spaces allow for people to meet and engage in activities. These can be small corners at the end of streets, or they can be as big as parks. What marks public spaces off from wild spaces, it would seem, is the presence of art. In that sense, sculptures act as reminders of man’s interaction with open spaces. They function as points of orientation, items of memory, and a setter of moods. The Penang Sculpture Trail The ...


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