Why this is important to me
Art54’s pilot project in Sea Point has dramatically exposed Cape Town’s lack of a Public Art policy, by falling for an “artwork” which is a clearly identifiable Ray-Ban branded product, thus giving Ray-Ban free advertising in public space which is maintained with our taxes.
Advertising and art do not have the same function. Advertising is always guided by a defined objective: to sell a commercial product. Art, on the other hand, encourages broader thinking that may stray outside of the confines of immediate profit. This broader thinking is especially the main goal of public art…
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Image source: http://popafrica.com/mandela-inspired-artwork-defaced/