The powerful National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama is meant to perturb, not console — and to encourage truth-telling far and wide.
Category Archives: Monuments and Memorials (Structures)
As a challenge to the country’s collective memory, two artists unveiled a monument to a 19th-century figure who led a fiery revolt against Danish colonial rule in the Caribbean.
Mitch Landrieu’s “In the Shadow of Statues” is part memoir and part history, building on a widely shared speech he delivered last year about removing Confederate statues from his city.
Harold Gordon took a piece of furniture and converted it into a phony Civil War antique that ended up in a prominent museum.
The statue, which shows a submissive Native American man, will be moved to storage and replaced with a plaque that details the reasoning behind the decision.
The Romanian choreographer Alexandra Pirici’s “Co-natural” at the New Museum explores the relationship between inanimate bodies and real ones.
Prominent French figures asked the city to reject plans to install “Bouquet of Tulips,” calling it “shocking” and saying it amounted to product placement.
The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.
Islamist groups and the military are warning against a Communist resurgence, even as Communist monuments are prominent landmarks in Jakarta.
A letter published in Hyperallergic singles out five monuments or markers for removal.