Art and inquiry and moving Confederate memorials
(Other stuff, and being sick seems to get in the way of writing.)
-- "Battle Scars: The Fight Over Virginia's Confederate Monuments," New Yorker Magazine
-- "Mayor Stoney: Commission to consider removal of Confederate monuments," Richmond Times-Dispatch
-- Monument Avenue Commission, Richmond
-- "Charlottesville rally: Report faults police over planning, failure to protect public," CNN
WRT the issue of Confederate monuments, something I have been thinking about for awhile but am reminded by this article, "Confederate monument in Decatur can be moved but not hidden," from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I can't help but think of how removing them for "art museums" brings up the opportunity to create a Chris Burden-like installation, comparable to the streetlights at LACMA in Los Angeles ("Chris Burden's roundabout route of bringing 'Urban Light' to L.A.," Los Angeles Times), called Urban Light.
From the AJC article:
A 30-foot Confederate monument in downtown Decatur could be relocated to another visible site or placed in historical context, but it can’t be destroyed or concealed, according to a DeKalb County legal opinion released Tuesday.
The DeKalb Board of Commissioners will now consider what to do about the monument after passing a resolution in October condemning the monument for glorifying the Confederacy.
The legal opinion by County Attorney O.V. Brantley concludes that the county government owns the monument and is prohibited by state law from removing it from public view. But the opinion says the monument could be moved to a cemetery, museum or other property.
A street lamp installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by Chris Burden. These are a collection of 202 restored cast-iron vintage street lamps that are fully operational. The lights are from the 1920's and 1930's.