Source: Art News
A new touring initiative called New Monuments for New Cities is challenging artists in various cities to come up with concepts for monuments that they wish to see in their communities in today’s world.
The initiative was born out of the realization that in many regions of the U.S., monuments still stand for historical figures that are long outdated and uninformed for today’s day and age. Instead of focusing on the removal of those outdated monuments, however, artists are working to develop new narratives that “unveil” new truths.
The initiative features 25 artists from various cities, including Houston, Austin and New York, among others. Artists are developing pieces that respond to modern monuments and what they should be reflecting today when considering current issues and innovations.
The public art project was launched by the High Line Network, a group of infrastructure reuse projects.
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