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They shall grow not old [Aug. 6th, 2014|10:31 pm]
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lamentables went to a WWI commemoration and it seems to have been all right, to have expressed something worth expressing:



Minimum Monument is the work of Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo, and this iteration was commissioned by the Birmingham Hippodrome. So alongside my ambivalence about commemorating the outbreak of the war - and with the news each day as sanguine as it is, to claim that we are remembering the War that was going to end all wars - you can set an entirely different class of ambivalence about art which is apparently related to a particular place and time, but which is actually the thing that a particular artist does. Nonetheless, it feels appropriate, all those fragile little beings melting away...

Another fine photo, by someone else and one that catches the dissolution of the figures.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2014-08-07 02:00 am (UTC)
Nonetheless, it feels appropriate, all those fragile little beings melting away...

That is eerie and feels correct.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-07 10:27 am (UTC)
Indeed!
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