In the News
Photo: Alisha Wormsley
Recent media reports and events featuring our fellows and partners.
- Interdisciplinary project “Story Porch” that mixes art, architecture and community development in Seattle’s Central District: “Shaping the Past” in Seattle — Oct. 31- Dec. 31.
- Alisha B Wormsley participated in an Arts Talk on Oct 23 in Pittsburgh about “Creative Placemaking to Address Community Public Health”.
- The Shaping The Past event series Future Ancestral Monuments
took place in Los Angeles. (October 14, 2020)
- Lecture at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia by Monument Lab Founder Paul Farber on how democracy lives and languishes through its sites of memory. (October 7, 2020)
- On Friday, July 17, Ada Pinkston took part in a virtual reception in support of her exhibition at the Gibb Street Gallery.
- On Monday, July 20, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation hosted Keynote Conversation: Toward Monumental Justice with Monument Lab’s Paul Farber and Fellow Zyahna Bryant.
In the News
- Monument Lab Fellow Alisha B Wormsley´s billboard “There Are Black People In The Future” was chosen for the campaign “Make Our Differences Our Strengths” together with 9 other artist´s works to be displayed along West Morley County Roads in Pennsylvania. (October 22, 2020)
- Religion News Service (RNS) on “Yaangna, Beyond L.A. Indigenous Frameworks.” and Monument Lab Fellow Joel García’s work. (October 20, 2020)
- Monument Lab Fellow Hadi Al Khatibs “Syrian Archive” publishes new information on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program together with the Open Society Justice Initiative (October 20, 2020)
- Monument Lab Director Paul Farber discussing America's reckoning with its monument landscape on CBS News. (October 20, 2020)
- Monument Lab Fellow and MADAD member Damon Davis is featured in the documentary “In the Making”, following the lives and journeys of emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) cultural artists. (October 19, 2020)
- Sabaah Folayan and Monument Lab Fellow Damon Davis’ documentary Whose Streets? is recommended by “Deadline - Breaking Hollywood News” as part of a list of recent documentaries that shine a glaring light on racial violence, racial bias, injustice, broken prison systems, political corruption and police brutality. (October 19, 2020)
- With the $4 Million grant from the Mellon Foundation, Monument Lab is creating a database of America’s monuments—including who funded them. (October 16, 2020)
- Paul Farber lays out how Monument Lab will use the $4 Million grant received by the Mellon Foundation (October 15, 2020)
- Bloomberg article on rethinking monuments mentions the Goethe-Institute's Town Hall and quotes Joel García, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Paul Farber. (October 14, 2020)
- Op-Ed by Paul Farber, founder of Monument Lab about the project Shaping The Past on the Latitude website of the Goethe-Institut. (October 14, 2020)
- Alisha Wormsley's work “There Are Black People in the Future” was featured in the weekend edition of The New York Times Style Magazine. (October 14, 2020)
- Quentin VerCetty’s project is featured in a segment on Radio Canada, Montreal (in French). (October 13, 2020)
- Radio Canada features Quentin VerCetty in article about virtual monuments to resurrect the forgotten history of Black People (in French). (October 13, 2020)
- Monument Lab will help craft recommendations on the future of monuments for the Mellon Foundation. (October 13, 2020)
- Penn Cultural Heritage Center hosted a virtual event to discuss this summer's demonstrations on Monument Avenue with Monument Lab Fellow, historical strategist, and founder of Untold RVA Free Egunfemi Bangura. (October 10, 2020)
- Monument Lab’s work was discussed in this radio feature on KALW public radio, San Francisco. (October 9, 2020)
- Transnational Monument Lab Fellow Annie Simpson of "Take Action Chapel Hill Collective" is being featured on the website of The Lamar Dodd School of Art (University of Georgia). (October 9, 2020)
- Radio channel's KQED website features Monument Lab Fellow Cheyenne Concepcion’s project, the “New Monument Taskforce” about conducting a report on San Francisco’s 87 monuments. (October 8, 2020)
- Columbia University Professor and Monument Lab Town Hall panelist Mabel O. Wilson in the New York Times on the meaning of monuments. (October 8, 2020)
- Monument Lab founder Paul M Farber on the challenge to memorialize the devastation of the pandemic, and comments on the new community sculpture project by Artist Joanna Hutchinson. (October 7, 2020)
- Quentin VerCetty has won the Joshua Glover Public Art Competition, as was announced by Toronto Mayor John Tory on August 13.
- In July, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the work of Fellow Joel Garcia were featured in a Los Angeles Times article on new monument design.
- Joel Garcia and Monument Lab Co-Founder Ken Lum two of several several artists, who offered suggestions for new monuments in a Los Angeles Times article proposing monuments to honor forgotten histories.
- Monument Lab's Paul Farber was a guest on the Modern Art Notes Podcast.
- Monument Lab was featured on Archinect for their proposed revision of the recent Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes.
- A review of Monument Lab's 2019 book Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia was published on Hyperallergic.
- Alisha Wormsley was profiled on ArtNet.com in an article about Black Women transforming Art in their cities.
- Fellow Ada Pinkston particpated in an artist talk on Facebook with Joy Davis of the Walters Art Museum.