?Certainly site-specific art can lead to the unearthing of repressed histories, provide support for greater visibility of marginalized groups and issues, and initiate the re(dis)covery of ?minor? places so far ignored by the dominant culture. But inasmuch as the current socio-economic order thrives on the (artificial) production and the (mass) consumption of difference (for difference?s sake), the siting of art in ?real? places can also be a means to extract the social and historical dimensions out of places to variously serve the thematic drive of an artist, satisfy institutional demographic profiles, or fulfill the fiscal needs of a city.?
Miwon Kwon, quote is taken from ?One Place After Another?, 2004, MIT Press. Check out books
Miwon Kwon is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.