I am delivering a paper in the workshop ‘Shared Spaces, Shared Memories, Shared Visions: Contemporary Visual Representations of the Second World War in German Cities’ organized by Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK) next 5th of November 2015.

My paper The artwork as countermonument. Nazi period commemoration and memory in contemporary art, is framed within the practice of Contemporary art and its links with Cultural Memory. It will explore the notion of James E. Young’s ‘countermonument’ by way of identifying common features of contemporary artworks that address the issue of memory from Nazi period. Such artworks have developed some of the commemorative features that are frequently associated with the monument and commemorative practices in the civic ceremonies.

In this paper I will present some countermonuments and identify their main patterns, which will be employed for analyzing the works of Christian Boltanski, Rachel Whiteread, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Shimon Attie or Miroswla Balka. They are just some examples of contemporary artists working in this field and will be used to explore the countermonument in this paper.


Catford Cricket and Sports Club

The Pavilion, Penerley Road
Londres SE6 2LQ

Saturday 24th of October 2015. From 10am to 4pm.

I am organizing a drawing activity with Estefani Bouza for The Big Draw event. The Big Draw event runs across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. It offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can’t! Join us for a day of creative activities for all ages. Whether you’re a budding artist, simply enjoy drawing for fun or never had the opportunity to draw before, pop along and get creative doodling, drawing, painting, spraying and creating with our free artist-led Big Draw drop-in activities.

Click here for the Big Draw website

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