Tag: Statue

Pre-Hispanic Sculpture of a Woman to Replace Mexico’s Columbus Statue  – ARTnews.com

A statue of Christopher Columbus that once stood in at the center of Mexico City’s most prominent boulevard, Paseo de la Reforma, will be replaced by a replica of a pre-Hispanic carving of an Indigenous women, city officials shared earlier this week. The stone sculpture was unearthed earlier this year in January in the Huasteca region, along the Gulf of Mexico, and was dubbed ...

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Protesters Cover New York’s Theodore Roosevelt Statue With Red Paint Ahead of Indigenous People’s Day + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, October 7. NEED-TO-READ Mysterious Shanghai Museum Closures Raise Eyebrows – Recent closures at Shanghai museums have sparked speculation about potential government interference. The Long Museum West Bund abruptly shuttered for two days at the end of September ...

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Italian Statue of Scantily Clad Worker Draws Controversy – ARTnews.com

The latest public monument to draw a bitter outcry is a sexually suggestive statue of a female field worker in Italy, which was accused of promoting sexism by politicians this week. The bronze statue, which depicts a young woman wearing a transparent, body-hugging dress, was presented on Saturday in a ceremony attended by a mostly male audience, including former prime minister Giuseppe Conte, in ...

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Christopher Columbus Statue Replaced by Monument to Indigenous Women – ARTnews.com

A prominent statue of Christopher Columbus that stood in one of Mexico City’s busiest avenues, Paseo de la Reforma, is set to be replaced with a memorial by Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes honoring Indigenous women, announced the city’s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo. The 19th century bronze figure was frequently targeted by demonstrators, who denounced the Italian navigator’s role in colonizing the Americas. Last October, ...

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Statue of Robert E. Lee Removed from Charlottesville – ARTnews.com

The statue of American Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been the subject of national debate for years, with many claiming that the monument glorified a racist figure. On Saturday, the monument was removed, effectively bringing an end to a series of arduous and tense conversations that had sometimes exploded publicly. Activists had long been working to have the movement removed. ...

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‘GOD BLESS ABORTIONS’ banner hung on Christ of the Ozarks statue in Arkansas by activist art group

Indecline, a two-decade-old activist art collective, hung a 44-foot banner that reads "GOD BLESS ABORTIONS" on a massive monument of Jesus in northwestern Arkansas Thursday night. "The project, entitled ‘God Bless Abortions,’ is in direct response to the dramatic attempts being made in Arkansas and throughout the South, to ban abortion services to women in need," the art collective said Friday.  An activist art group called ...

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Edward Colston Statue Goes On View in Bristol, Generating Controversy – ARTnews.com

The display of a toppled statue of a 17th-century slave trader at a Bristol museum has renewed controversy over monuments to problematic figures in the United Kingdom. The statue in question, a monument to Edward Colston, was toppled and thrown into a harbor last summer by Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, where it had been on public view since 1895. It has now ...

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Controversial Cecil Rhodes Statue to Remain at Oxford College – ARTnews.com

A statue of Cecil Rhodes installed on the campus of the University of Oxford in England will remain on view—for now, at least—as debates about it continue on. Owned by the university’s Oriel College, the statue portrays the 19th-century South African politician who put forward imperialist views and claimed that the English people were a “master race.” Activists and historians have said that Rhodes ...

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