Tag Archives: memory
The “Black Gash of Shame”—Revisiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Controversy
Elizabeth Wolfson recounts the early controversy surrounding Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the delicate balance that must be achieved when memorializing war’s heroes and victims.
Memory at the Seams: Doris Salcedo’s Sumando Ausencias
In Doris Salcedo’s public-art installation “Sumando Ausencias,” thousands of volunteers blanketed Bolívar Square with cloth containing the names of the victims of Colombia’s decades-long conflict.