- NEW YORK - MWTH project and NYC Parks are pleased to present Medusa With The Head of Perseus by Argentine-Italian artist Luciano Garbati in Collect Pond Park, located on Centre St, Lower Manhattan, as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program. The seven-foot bronze sculpture inverts the narrative of Medusa, portraying her in a moment of somberly empowered self-defense. https://www.mwthproject.com/oct-2020?fbclid=IwAR0Z0EwJ5s9r3BBlNQi4bKVqV7e-myKCPqI9H-TUsbYI7gG-5jIS8GWHcMs
is a collaboration with e-flux Architecture to investigate how monuments have – once again – come to play a pivotal role in mobilising and rearticulating struggles for recognition.
- Historical monuments and who they seek to memorialize have come under harsh scrutiny in 2020. Emerson Contemporary, along with a team of professors and activist artists, came together on Oct. 14 at a virtual panel titled “Memorials: As Monuments Fall,” where they discussed the removal of outdated or offensive monuments as more are taken down across the country.
- Ken Burns:
Our monuments are representations of myth, not fact
- Why Are the Statues Falling?
BY MANUELA BOATCĂ
- Brian Boucher:
People are calling for museums to be abolished. Can whitewashed American history be rewritten? https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/natural-history-museum-whitewashing-monuments-statues-trnd/index.html
- Artist Marc Quinn leads secret mission to install resin-and-steel figure of Jen Reid at site of toppled Bristol slave trader
- The US could learn from how Eastern Europe treats its Soviet oppressors’ statues
BY MARKOS KOUNALAKIS
- László Szabolcs: Memory Politics in an Illiberal Regime
Hungary’s new Trianon memorial
- MONUMENTS ON THE MOVE:
THE PAST AND PRESENT OF BUDAPEST’S KOSSUTH SQUARE