Monuments for the Present, Scottish Refugee Festival 2024

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Monuments for the Present

7 – 23 June, 2024

Byres Community Hub, Clarice Pears Building, University of Glasgow, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm
Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.  Tues – Sat, 11am – 6pm.
Both venues have: ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors, gender neutral toilets, a wheelchair-accessible toilet and baby change facilities. A hearing loop is available and there is also a café or somewhere where you can purchase refreshments.

Monuments for the Present is an open-ended project that invites dialogue around equalities and public space. Public monuments in the UK have been the focus of debate and action that have questioned dominant narratives of national identity that glorify violent imperialist extraction and white supremacy. Complex power struggles around these contested sites have made room for new forms of representation. ‘Monuments for the Present’ relates temporal experience to social and structural inequalities and explores potentialities for different value systems to be represented in public space.

Exhibitions at multiple sites in Glasgow were co-created by participants from Maryhill Integration Network’s Museum of Things Art Group with the Monuments for Equality creative initiative.

The exhibitions are open to the public, registration is not required.

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(Image credit: Monuments for the Present. Collage. Sadaf Syeda, 2023. Photo: Paria Goodarzi)

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