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Appunti di iconoclastia contemporanea: la distruzione delle immagini per la creazione di nuovi immaginari

Yasmin Riyahi    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    

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During protests in 2020, monuments of American Confederates, Christopher Columbus and other imperialist leaders were vandalised or destroyed by some Black Lives Matter demonstrators. These events were condemned by institutions and the media, who accused the demonstrators of censorship and historical denial. This paper seeks to explore the reasons for these attacks through the lens of Visual Culture Studies. It also introduces the work of contemporary artists who reflect on this topic, such as Allison Stewart, Banksy, Sam Durant, and Jillian McManemin.

Published
May 13, 2022
Submitted
Oct. 15, 2021
Language
IT
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-588-9

Keywords: Sam DurantToppled Monuments ArchiveIconoclasmBlack Lives MatterContemporary artVisual Culture StudiesMonumentsAllison StewartBanksy

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