Counterpublic 2023 is one of the nation’s largest public art platforms, bringing 30+ new artist commissions to life in public parks, gardens, historic houses and museums around the city. Free art installations, performances, screenings, conversations and parties will animate the six miles of Jefferson Avenue with art and stories.
This civic exhibition, which will run from April 15 to July 15, 2023, weaves contemporary art into the life of St. Louis for three months every three years in order to reimagine civic infrastructures towards generational change. Counterpublic includes large-scale sculpture, performances and films that will screen for free in public. The works will explore the history of neighborhoods where they’re placed. Organizers hope will help spur lasting corrections to historical injustices in St. Louis.