For Mural Arts’ big new Monument Lab project, 20 artists were asked to design public monuments that would be “appropriate” for Philadelphia today. The results can be seen around the city during the next two months. Many are in Philadelphia’s five original squares, with others in neighborhood parks and on street corners.
City Hall and vicinity
- Two Me by Mel Chin, City Hall Courtyard.
- Seguimos Caminando (We Keep Walking) by Michelle Angela Ortiz, City Hall North Gates.
- All Power to All People by Hank Willis Thomas, Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
- If They Should Ask by Sharon Hayes, Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut Streets.
- The Built/Unbuilt Square by Alexander Rosenberg, 18th and Walnut Streets.
Logan Square and vicinity
- Logan Squared: Ode to Philly by Emeka Ogboh, Skyline Terrace, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
- Monument to New Immigrants by Tania Bruguera, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lenfest Plaza, 118 N. Broad St.
- On the Threshold (Salvaged Stoops, Philadelphia) by Kaitlin Pomerantz, Washington Square, Sixth and Walnut Streets.
- Sweet Chariot: The Long Journey to Freedom Through Time by Marisa Williamson, Washington Square, Sixth and Walnut Streets.
- Sample Philly by Kara Crombie, Franklin Square, 200 N. Sixth St.
- THE TIMES by Tyree Guyton, intersection of A and Indiana Streets.
- Digging (Archaeology of the Vacant Lot) by Hans Haacke, 42nd Street and Lancaster Avenue.
- for everyone a garden VIII by David Hartt, Norris Square, Diamond and North Hancock Streets.
- Passage :: Migration (one night only, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28) by Klip Collective, Marconi Plaza, 2800 S. Broad St.
- In Perpetuity by Duane Linklater, Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St.
- Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny (one night only, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 14) by King Britt and Joshua Mays, Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St.
- The Battle Is Joined by Karyn Olivier, Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave.
- Plainsight Is 20/20 by RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency), Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St.
- Love Is the Message by Jmel Shabazz, Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave.
- Free Speech by Shira Walinsky and Southeast by Southeast, Marconi Plaza, 2800 S. Broad St.