27 September 2009

Monumental proposal

Monument 03 in the series Monument for a future generation by Andrei Davidoff

" Wandering the streets of any major town or city it is inevitable but to come across a myriad of monuments. Pieces of public art which once celebrated a distant victory, the passing of an ill fated explorer, the opening of a now demolished building, are now simply aesthetic objects, sculptures which have lost their conceptual worth to the community in which they exist. The question must then be posed; what if these works never had a meaning, moment or individual, behind them? What if through the simple act of being positioned in a prominent cultural location, conceptual value is placed upon them, with the help of plaques, dates and inscriptions. How would the relationship of the ever swirling community to these works change, if at all? "