Public Monuments

The ‘She Built NYC’ commission aims to build public monuments that properly recognize women’s contributions to the city

French Ministry of Culture says that it won't locate the controversial memorial to the city’s terror victims opposite the Palais de Tokyo

The dilapidated Nissen hut from which Rachel Whiteread will take a cast

Yorkshire residents complain that the concrete sculpture of a ‘Nissen hut’ will attract excrement, vandalism and litter

Public debate around Confederate insignia has little to do with historical fact, and everything to do with collective memory

Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum; Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore; David Roberts Art Foundation to leave London

From the fall of Cecil Rhodes to the return of Pee-wee Herman: what we’ve been reading this week

Ákos Eleod Life-size replica of the remaining part of a monument to Stalin after it was dismantled in 1956 (2006) Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: © Petr Svarc

The life and death of public monuments

What Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument says about a changing New York 

Talks
The panel 'CAC Vilnius presents: Memories, Monoliths, Monsters?' at Frieze Talks 2009. Photograph: Polly Braden/Frieze

A panel presented by CAC Vilnius