Public Speaking

be happy, David Thorne, 2004
Photo: Clockshop
Take Cover, Allan deSouza, 2004
Photo: Clockshop
Go Tell It, Mario Ybarra, Jr., 2004
Photo: Clockshop
Sold, Susan Silton, 2004
Photo: Clockshop
Supercitizen (AMERICA), Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber, 2004
Photo: Clockshop
After, Lisa Young, 2005
Photo: Clockshop
This is Only a Test, Mary Lum, 2005
Photo: Clockshop
Suburbia without borders, Michael Blum, 2005
Photo: Clockshop
CIA Rendition Flights 2001-2006, Trevor Paglen, 2006
Photo: Clockshop
Listos (Inmigrantes), Ignasi Aballi, 2006
Photo: Clockshop
The Inquiry, Nadiah Bamadhaj, 2006
Photo: Clockshop

Public Speaking is a series of artists’ billboards that appeared over the course of three years—2004, 2005, and 2006.

Billboard images were selected from an invited submission process to appear along Wilshire Blvd. in the mid Wilshire neighborhood. Each billboard was installed for a month. Works were selected for this temporary exhibition to spark curiosity, conversation, and debate.

Funding for Public Speaking is provided by Viacom Outdoor / CBS Outdoor, the Puffin Foundation, the Lef Foundation  and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.