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A person behind a table wearing blue gloves making an overlapping hand gesture in an L shape. On the table is a small version of a monument, with four columns surrounding a large central square tiered column topped with a sphere. A person behind a table wearing blue gloves making an overlapping hand gesture in an L shape. On the table is a small version of a monument, with four columns surrounding a large central square tiered column topped with a sphere.

Yuen Fong Ling, Monumentalise (2023) © the artist

Yuen Fong Ling, Monumentalise (2023) © the artist

We are the Monument

Sat 27 January - Sat 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

The empty plinth is a poignant reminder of the people and power which have shaped our collective histories.

 

Curated by artist Yuen Fong Ling, We are the Monument explores the ways in which the plinth can be seen as a social, political and cultural symbol and encourages us to consider the significance of those represented on, or in opposition to, the plinth.


The exhibition includes the newly commissioned work Monumentalise (2023), a series of short films made by Ling in response to artworks and objects from Sheffield’s collections. The series was made during Ling’s residency at Sheffield Museums as part of the UAL: Decolonising Arts Institute 20/20 project. This brings together 20 artists of colour and 20 UK public art collections leading to 20 new acquisitions.

 

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Open Tue–Sat 11am–4pm

(Weds 1–5pm)

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently out of action. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance to the library***

***Please be aware, the Graves Gallery now closes at 5pm on Wednesdays***

The Identity gallery will close for some changes to the displays on Sat 9 Mar and reopen on Tue 2 Apr

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street

Sheffield

S1 1XZ

A person behind a table wearing blue gloves making an overlapping hand gesture in an L shape. On the table is a small version of a monument, with four columns surrounding a large central square tiered column topped with a sphere.

Yuen Fong Ling, Monumentalise (2023) © the artist

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