london - THE POLITICS OF MEMORY A ONE DAY CONFERENCE
- View Source09 June 2010 -
THE POLITICS OF MEMORY A ONE DAY CONFERENCE
The Conference Room - 9.30 - 17.00
Imperial War Museum London
London SE1 6HZ
Free entry but prior registration required on:
Last year, the fiftieth anniversary of the International Competition for a
'Memorial to the Victims of Fascism' at the Nazi death camp at
Auschwitz-Birkenau passed unnoticed. Were it not for a small display in Room
18 at Tate Britain (closes 12 June), it would have been forgotten entirely.
And yet the competition tells us much about divergent attitudes to
commemorative sculpture, as well as the distortion of memory for political
ends. Questions about how to memorialise an event of such enormity as the
Holocaust remain as relevant today as they were in Cold-War Europe.
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