American Monument

  • Dates: October 5, 2019 - February 8, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Beall Center for Art + Technology at UCI
  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
  • Phone: (949) 824-6206
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Details

    American Monument is an artwork by Lauren Woods that prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which African-Americans lose their lives to police brutality. A participatory inter-media monument, it is conceived as nomadic and continually expanding, moving across the country year-to-year, “unveiled” at universities, museums, storefronts, community centers, and churches. The Beall Center installation will be the first full iteration of the project.  The artwork provides a vehicle for analyzing the complex relationship between constructed race, material violence, structural power, and monumentality itself.