Recent works, including monuments to Mary Wollstonecraft and Medusa, demonstrate that it’s not that women have a problem with public monuments; it’s that public monuments have a problem with us.
In her film on view at the Shed, the artist explores dirt’s unsettling aesthetic effects, as well as its conceptual resonances.
The monument to the Lyons family from the historic 19th-century village of mostly Black residents will be placed nearly 20 blocks uptown from its original location in Central Park.
Wiley is contributing his own public monument to American history, which will later join 10 Confederate sculptures in Richmond, Virginia.
Deep within Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest, the artist has constructed an homage to nature conservancy and the end of World War I.