London Exhibition Explores Role of Monuments

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Added On February 8, 2019

 The exhibition at the London Design Museum shows how contemporary monuments are no longer static objects in a field, but are dynamic and complex spaces that serve a broader purpose.

 
The exhibition chronicles how famous memorial structures, from the Acropolis in Athens to London's Millicent Fawcett statue, have changed over time.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) ALEX NEWSON, Curator:
"We’ve really tried to help people understand what the project is responding to, what is the moment in history or the memory of the moments that the buildings are memorializing. So, we presented that information in the exhibition, and we really invite people to think about those things and actually to think about how the buildings are responding to them. And actually, bring their own context to it. So actually, different people will feel very different to the projects and to the events then memorializing. And that’s actually what the buildings encourage and what this exhibition encourages as well."
 
The exhibition will run through the 5th of May.