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Have Your Say about Public Art: April #ArtHour with co-host Hyperallergic

April 2nd, 2012

Public Art outside the AGO: Moore, Henry, British, Large Two Forms,1966 - 1969, bronze, 386.0 x 610.0cm, purchase from the artist, 1973 Photo by Matthew Plexman

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and New York art blog Hyperallergic on Thursday,  April 12, 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an hour-long online discussion about public art. 

Art in public spaces affects all of us. From huge government-mandated art installations to politically-charged intervention art, work that appears in public spaces has the power to jolt us from our daily routine and ask us to see the world differently.  What is public art?

We’ll be joined on Twitter by co-host Hyperallergic to ask a series of questions related to the theme of public art. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this subject.

The person who contributes the most to the conversation will win a night for two at a luxury Toronto hotel and a pair of tickets to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.  

Nice To Tweet You

HOW TO TAKE PART

What: #ArtHour is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art really means to you.
When: Thursday April 12, 11:00 – 12:00 EST and then every second Thursday of the month.
Where: On Twitter – Follow @AGOToronto and @hyperallergic  for more information or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. We’ll also be posting the questions here on the blog. You can follow along using Tweetchat by using the #ArtHour hashtag.
Who: #ArtHour is for everyone –  Galleries and museums, arts professionals, artists and anyone interested in learning more and meeting other passionate art fans.
Why: It’s a great, free way of meeting art fans from across the world.
How: Starting at 11am we’ll be asking a series of questions around the month’s topic for you to answer, debate and discuss.

From 11am until 12.00pm EST on Thursday, April 12 @agotoronto and @hyperallergic will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hashtag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using the #ArtHour hashtag. What is a hashtag?

For example, we would tweet:

Q1 What was the last piece of public art you saw that made you stop and think? #ArtHour

And you could tweet back:

A1 I loved John Locke’s phone booth hack #ArtHour

Our April topic is PUBLIC ART.

We hope that you’ll help spread the word and join us for this great online event. For more information about #ArtHour please email holly_knowlman@ago.net.

See you on Twitter,  Thursday April 12,  11:00 – 12:00 EST