Citizens, Residents, and Monuments: A Debate
A panel discussion with Samia Henni (Princeton University), Ana Maria Leon (University of Michigan), Paola Nicolin (domus), Alona Nitzan-Shiftan (Technion/University of Chicago), and Mechtild Widrich (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
Changes in citizenship are often reflected by changes in the public sphere, through the relative visibility and representation of individuals and groups. However, today, migration, temporary residencies and participation in various global communities have become the norm, challenging older modes of public representation—such as the form of the monument. Given that citizenship is not granted to all residents, how should claims to participation in the public sphere be negotiated today?
Presented by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism / AIADO in collaboration with the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.