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Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note

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Drama in life, drama in posterity. For Maria Callas, Greece’s greatest diva, there is, even 44 years after her death, no let up from the artistic wrangling that was her lot. But this time the uproar is focused on a st...

Hong Kong University orders removal of Tiananmen Square massacre statue

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The University of Hong Kong has ordered the removal of a statue commemorating protesters killed in China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The 8-metre-high (26ft) copper statue was the centrepiece of Hong Kong’s cand...

Statue of Anne Lister, TV’s Gentleman Jack, unveiled in Halifax

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A bronze statue of the 19th-century diarist Anne Lister, known as Gentleman Jack, has been installed in Halifax, the West Yorkshire town where she lived. The artwork was unveiled on Sunday by Suranne Jones, who starre...

Statue celebrating the NHS’s Windrush nurses unveiled in London

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A statue commemorating the 40,000 Windrush and Commonwealth midwives and nurses who have answered the call to work for the NHS has been unveiled in London. The granite sculpture of a woman holding a baby outside the W...

Removal of Confederate statue greeted with cheering in Virginia – video

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A bronze statue of General Robert E Lee was removed from its pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy.In summer 2020, after Black Lives Matter protests connected to the death of George Flo...

‘Huskisson defended slavery’: audio work recalls toppling of Liverpool statue in 1982

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On a balmy summer night a group of young people tore down a statue because of its connections to slavery, tying a rope around its neck and yanking it from a plinth that still stands empty. This happened in Liverpool, ...

Defaced George Floyd statue moves to Manhattan – after toothbrush cleaning

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A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned – painstakingly, with toothbrushes – and is headed for display in Union Square in Manhattan. Floyd, 46, was murdered by a police officer in Minne...

Confederate statue removed from city hall in Louisiana after 99 jare

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Spectators cheered Saturday as a stone statue of a Confederate general was hoisted by a crane and removed from a pedestal where it stood for 99 years in front of a city hall in south Louisiana. The removal came a day...

‘Such a relief’: Charlottesville onlookers cheer the removal of Confederate statue

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As the statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederate general, was hoisted off its pedestal and strapped to a waiting truck in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, the removal was largely greeted with cheers and expressio...

Queen Victoria statue toppled in Canada over deaths of indigenous children – video

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Protesters in Manitoba have pulled down a statue of Queen Victoria outside the state legislature as outrage grows over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to indigenous children sent to the country’s notorious ...

Queen Victoria statue toppled in Canada amid anger at deaths of Indigenous children

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A statue of Queen Victoria has been toppled in Canada amid growing outrage over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous children. A group gathered at the Manitoba legislature pulled down the statue on...

An awkward, lifeless shrine – the Diana statue is a spiritless hunk of nonsense

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Ian Rank-Broadley’s statue of Diana, commissioned by her sons, was kept secret until its unveiling as if it might be wildly provocative. Looking through the artist’s previous oeuvre, I noticed he has a taste for the n...

In the city where Colston’s statue toppled, there are signs a culture war can be averted

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It’s been a year since the infamous statue of Edward Colston was toppled – a year in which the aims of the Black Lives Matter protesters have mutated into a continuing culture war whose battlegrounds have included sta...

Oriel College staan ​​voor die onderrig van boikot weens weiering om Rhodes-standbeeld te verwyder

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Oor 150 Oxford-dosente het aangekondig dat hulle sal weier om studente aan die Oriel College te leer oor die omstrede besluit om nie 'n standbeeld van die imperialistiese Cecil Rhodes te verwyder nie.. Die kollege is beskuldig van “instituti ...

Why every statue should come down

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Gary Younge was glad to see the figure of Edward Colston removed in Bristol a year ago – but, he argues, even monuments to civil rights leaders are a distortion of how history really works ...

'N Estetiese verdediging van die Edward Colston-standbeeld en die beeldhouer daarvan

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Dit is miskien 'n bietjie ironies dat 'n professor in openbare geskiedenis aan die Universiteit van Manchester moet ontslaan, en boonop in die Guardian, die beeldhouer John Cassidy se nou berugte standbeeld van Edward Colston as 'n 'm ...

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