Decay, Destroy, Disregard: A Discussion on Monuments

Thursday, May 27, 5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Link to video of this discussion

Participants of the spring 2021 seminar The Making and Unmaking of Monuments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's discuss what to do with unwanted monuments, what democratic monuments might look like, monument activism, participation, parody, and subversion. Short presentations will be followed by Q&A.

Participants: Jovana Cnormarkovic (M.Arch 21'), Elsa Haarstad (MAAH 22'), Ye-Bhit Hong (BAAH 22'), Emily Nagel (MAHA 22'), Michael Mosher (MFA-Printmaking 22'), Denny Mwaura (MAAH 21'), Maya Nguyen (MFA-Sound 22'), Lynette Shen (MAAH 21'), Allie Tepper (MAAH 22'), Kirsten Schuck (MAHA 22'). 

Moderated by Mechtild Widrich, Associate Professor, Art History, Theory and Criticism, SAIC

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