Monday’s Monument: The Black Cone, Reykjavík, Iceland

Monday’s Monument: The Black Cone, Reykjavík, Iceland

Spanish artist Santiago Sierra premiered a giant piece of rock called ‘The Black Cone, Monument To Civil Disobedience’ in front Iceland’s parliament in January, 2012. Sierra cracked the rock with a black cone, which “alludes to black cone-shaped hats that condemned...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Bridge, Derry, Northern Ireland

Monday’s Monument: Peace Bridge, Derry, Northern Ireland

The Derry Peace Bridge over the River Foyle crosses a 400 year old physical and political gap between two sides of a once bitterly divided community. Its two structural arms head in opposite directions, symbolizing the unification of both communities from the opposite...
Monday’s Monument: Angels Unawares, Vatican City

Monday’s Monument: Angels Unawares, Vatican City

On September 29, 2019, following the celebration of Mass and the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis unveiled a sculpture entitled “Angels Unawares” by Canadian artist Timothy Schmaltz, in St Peter’s Square. It commemorates the 105th World Day of Migrants and...