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Dec 10, 2020 5:52 PM

Monument / Collective Memory / Historicity

Discussion between artist Yoshio Shirakawa and Rachel Reid how Socio Political context has been impacting their practice, exploring the issues around Monument/ Collective Memory / Historicity / Colonialism.

Along with various forms of expressions and demonstrations of Black Lives Matter movement, under Covid 19 Crisis, the incident of a Statue of Edward Colston being thrown into Bristol Harbour is still vivid in people’s mind. Dr. Jessica Holtaway explains about a back drop of this event, and Yoshio Shirakawa, and Rachel Reid discuss their perspectives in dealing with Monument. How their art practice is linking to the current debate in UK and in Japan.