PAD Newsletter: Fall 2021

Fall 2021 | Volume 13, Issue 3
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Liberty Bell, Animated Augmented Reality (AR) drawing with sound in 360 degrees, photo by Joy Asico/ courtesy of Art Production Fund, Washington D.C., 2020

By Megan Koza Mitchell

Los Angeles based artist Nancy Baker Cahill works at the forefront of socially minded augmented-reality (AR) art. She considers her practice to be intrinsically public, often site-specific, collaborative, and accessible, and the Los Angeles Times recently likened her work to a 21st-century version of Land Art.  Her 2020 project Liberty Bell and her 2019 Battlegrounds are unapologetically political, aimed to be inclusive to as many viewers, participants, artists, and issues that their titles conjure. 

Keep an eye out for our winter newsletter, which will feature stories on all of PAD’s activities at the upcoming 2022 CAA Conference. As in past years we will showcase the 2022 PAD Awardee, whom we will announce in the run-up to CAA. Abstracts of the presentations for the annual PAD session at CAA will also appear. For 2022 Leslie S. Markle and Tola C. Porter are chairing “Notions of Value in Public Art,” which promises to be thought-provoking and engaging