Memorials serve as artwork for the public in general to remember those lost due to tragic historical events. They are commissioned by the state for different artists to depict the feeling of grief and sadness onto public space. Their purpose is to stop war and hate. To stop children from suffering and having to fight for their lives.
The Chinati Foundation is widely considered one of the world’s most important destinations for experiencing large-scale contemporary art. It was founded by Donald Judd (1928–1994), whose specific ambition was to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape.
The LVMH luxury goods group, the Kering owners, and Total will donate around €200 million to help reconstruct the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris which caught fire April 15 around 7 pm local time. The largest part of the 850-year-old Church, the iconic spire, no longer exists. The two bell towers of the Cathedral were saved by the Paris firefighters who battled long hours to put the fire out while the world was watching in utter shock.
From teenage climate change activist Great Thunberg to the youngest US Representative of New York’s 14th District Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, younger generations have proven to have done more actions to ameliorate the future of our world than politicians who invest trillions of euros subsidizing fossil fuel companies while having in their minds “our best interests.” What a bizarre world Earth has become. The planet that is being handed down to kids is one that will die effectively around fifteen years due to irreversible climatic changes.
The small desert city of Marfa, located in west Texas, holds a reputation to excel on installation art in public spaces. With a population of only 1,772 residents, Marfa establishes an internationally known cultural and artistic playground for installation art to thrive on vast pictorial spaces.
In a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention. Her solo 1982 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art launched an extraordinarily productive late career, making her a much-honored and vivid presence on the international art scene until her death in 2010 at the age of 98.