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Therese BohmanEn the sculpture of George Floyd in memory would be nice

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Therese BohmanEn the sculpture of George Floyd in memory would be nice
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Every day there are new reports about how Black lives matter " protesters destroy public works, which is considered to echo the racism of the past. In the past thrown the statue out of slavhandlaren, Edward Colston , in Bristol, is a symbol of the sir Winston Churchill have been vandalised in London, and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan , has promised to look over the statues, public buildings, and street names, as ”it is a reflection of the past”.

in many parts of the united states, has the statues of the Columbus it's been vandalized. In recent years, criticism has grown since Columbus ' arrival to the Americas has become a symbol of the oppression of the indigenous people. In the world of finishing, for example, to a Black lives matter rally in Richmond, Va., the demonstrators knocked the Columbus statue in one of the city's parks.

this is A short easy research tells me that the Columbus statue in Richmond was controversial when it was erected in 1927. A statue of an Italian-american man, was, in fact, is not very popular in a period of growing racist tendencies in our society. The people in Richmond who were trying to stop the whole thing and had ties to the Ku Klux Klan. It was a Richmond number of inhabitants of Italian origin, who collected the money for the sculpture, which has been an important focal point and a marker of identity for them.

the Demonstrators kicking a nedriven the Christopher Columbus statue in Pieces. Paul, Minnesota.Photo by: < / b> and the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS/ABACA / STELLA PICTURES/MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/TNS/(A)
Just how complex the story can be of the Same sculpture, which was opposed by the racists, when it was first erected, it has now been torn down, as it is considered as symbol of prosperity. The art of expression, and the meaning has changed over time.

at the beginning of the Metoo, voices were raised that the museums ought to pick out items from their collections, or public art works by some of the subjects should be taken down. In his doctoral thesis, ”Sculpture in the welfare state” (2007), to preserving and exhibiting the art expert. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe : the public sculpture of which were built in Sweden between 1940 and 1975. She argues, for example, to the many sculptures of young naked women, which can be found in parks and squares all over the country, and was especially popular in the 1950's, has been linked to the idea of the welfare state and its development. The women was often referred to as ”Spring” or ”young adults”, a symbol of the fertility of the soil, and brightening the future of the home as the center of the city.

this is not to say that this is a straightforward, black-and-white. I, myself, am ambivalent in many cases.

You may think that it is sexist that are nude, women in English streets, but we can also see that they talk about their tillkomsttid. So is this a sculpture in the public sphere is not only its subject, person, or event, and it shows. It is as much a sculpture over time and in the context it was placed in. There may be a period of time, and the context you do not agree with – in fact, it is impossible to find a time, you don't have any objections against this? however, a public work of art ”reflecting the past” is not, by definition, be a bad thing.

this is not to say that this is a straightforward, black-and-white. I, myself, am ambivalent in many cases. It's hard to find a rule that always works, and is easy to find examples that are far from self-evident. But it is a good principle, at least, is not to leave difficult decisions to an enraged mob or a single loud voice.

”So, do we no longer have to” is a good approach to the course of history, a dark chapter, and the date appears to be doubtful, while the man is putting his time and energy in trying to change the future of the place. A public sculpture to the George Floyd of memory would be, for example, is a nice start.

by Therese Bohman is a konstredaktör in the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida, and a writer.

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