by Marisa Lerer and Jennifer K. Favorite Countries around the world, from Syria to Spain to Argentina, have grappled with the bronze and stone sculptural legacy of leaders who represent a dark chapter in their nation’s past. Here in the United States we experienced a sudden groundswell in initiatives to remove Confederate Civil War memorials in response to the horrific shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina this past June. Specialist in American art and self-described “Civil War enthusiast” Sarah Beetham, Ph.D. shared her thoughts on the subject.
PAD Newsletter: Fall 2015
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by Marisa Lerer In the past decade, public art in all of its forms, from traditional single object sculpture to ephemeral community engaged projects and digital practices, has become a prominent fixture at international art biennials and festivals.