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Joiri Minaya, The Cloaking of the statue of Christopher Columbus behind the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, Florida, 2019. Dye-sublimation print on spandex fabric and wood structure. Photo by Zachary Balber, commissioned by Fringe Projects Miami.

Joiri Minaya, The Cloaking of the statue of Christopher Columbus behind the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, Florida, 2019. Dye-sublimation print on spandex fabric and wood structure. Photo by Zachary Balber, commissioned by Fringe Projects Miami. 

Marking Monuments

January 22 – March 6, 2021
USF Contemporary Art Museum Lee and Victor Leavengood Gallery

 

Engaging with the global dialogues confronting colonialist and racist monuments, markers and memorials in public space, Marking Monuments presents a selection of artists’ installations and interventions that challenge, erase and transform dominant histories, offering reimagined representations for equity in public culture. Marking Monuments includes projects by Ariel René Jackson, Joiri Minaya, Karyn Olivier in collaboration with Trapeta B. Mayson, John Sims, and Monument Lab. 

Marking Monuments is curated by Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice; and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum. 

Marking Monuments is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, IRA Initiatives for Social Justice Fund, USFCAM Art for Community Engagement (ACE) Fund, the Lee and Victor Leavengood Endowment, and the Florida Department of State. 

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John Sims, Freedom Memorial at Gamble Plantation, 2020. Video animation with sound, 12 foot AfroConfederate flag, marker

John Sims, Freedom Memorial at Gamble Plantation, 2020. Video animation with sound, 12 foot AfroConfederate flag, marker

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01/23/2021 - Symposium - Reimagining Monuments: Contemporary Interventions in Public Space - 11am EST, Zoom - REGISTER NOW! - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RP2M_7OXR7KEiianXLrtdQ

As part of USFCAM’s exhibition Marking Monuments, contemporary artists and leading practitioners in the public art field will discuss their artistic practice and creative strategies to challenge, erase and transform the dominant histories and symbols to offer reimagined representations for equity in the public realm. Panelists: Ariel René Jackson, Karyn Olivier, Joiri Minaya, John Sims, and Patricia Eunji Kim of Monument Lab; Moderator: Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice. This panel is the first in a four-part symposium series, Monuments, Markers and Memory, that focuses on the critical exploration of power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials. The Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium series is made possible through a partnership between the Florida Public Archaeology Network; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; USF Department of Anthropology; USF Contemporary Art Museum; New College Public Archaeology Lab; and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and is supported by Florida Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and USF ResearchOne. Information on future panels can be found on the Monuments, Markers and Memory Facebook Page.