The Boston Globe asked artists, “How do we memorialize the pandemic?”
The newspaper’s Opinion page invited artists to imagine public art projects that could create space to “mourn loved ones and… comprehend the enormity of the pandemic.” From the Globe:
As the United States nears its one millionth COVID-19-related death, artists, architects, and community leaders are calling for a permanent memorial to honor all those touched by COVID and to ensure their pain is never forgotten. Fully realizing the pandemic is far from over, Globe Opinion asked several artists for their vision of what a COVID memorial could look like.
Several Massachusetts artists, including Mass Cultural Council awardees Thomas Matsuda and Nora Valdez, offer their visions. See the various ideas, and vote on your favorite.
Image: from the ALTARS OF REMEMBRANCE project proposal by Nilou Moochhala, in HOW DO WE MEMORIALIZE THE PANDEMIC? by The Boston Globe.
Bruce Blake says
Thanks so much for sharing this.
It’s clear that we cannot simply forget and move on.
1 millions lives lost is something that is difficult to imagine, let alone to process and deal with effectively.
Doing so will take time.
Perhaps quite a bit of time.
I propose one way we can actively remember here:
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