South Africa does not have a culture of public arts festivals or interventions. To clarify what Public Arts actually is, here is the Wikipedia definition of ‘public art’:
The term public art properly refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. The term is especially significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a particular working practice, often with implications of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration. The term is sometimes also applied to include any art that is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings.
For more information on Public Art as a movement, click on this link to Wikipedia
The future of Infecting the City as a Public Art Festival
Our vision is that ITC will embrace many more art forms in the future – poetry, music, visual arts etc. – making them accessible to all in the city’s communal spaces. The ‘Public Arts’ nom de guerre paves the way.