January 23, 2021 11:00am 1:00pm
Conversation: Reimagining Monuments—Contemporary Interventions in Public Space

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 Monument Lab's Associate Director of Public Programs Patricia Eunji Kim; 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.  

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