What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? Monument Lab is a public art and history project from Mural Arts Philadelphia and a team led by curators Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum, taking place citywide in fall 2017.
September 13th – November 15th, 2017
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Monument Lab, coming to Philadelphia in fall 2017, is a public art and history project produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia. The project, taking place over nine weeks between September 16 and November 19, invites people to join a citywide conversation about history, memory, and our collective future.
A guiding, central question—What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?—will be posed to over 20 of the most dynamic contemporary artists working around the world today, selected by curators Paul Farber and Ken Lum. Temporary monuments conceived by the artists will appear in public spaces across the city, accompanied by interactive pop-up “laboratories” for civic dialogue, research, and engagement.