|They shall grow not old
||[Aug. 6th, 2014|10:31 pm]
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.