Monumental: Temporary Monuments to Denver
14th Street between Champa and Stout Streets in Denver (located at the plaza in front of Understudy)
- Nikki Pike: July 12 – September 11, 2019
- Noah Manos: September 27 – November 29, 2019
- Jaime Carrejo: December 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
- Coproduced by Black Cube and the Denver Theatre District, with artworks curated by Black Cube
A rotating, outdoor public artwork comprised of temporary monuments to the city of Denver by local artists. The project features three separate artworks by Nikki Pike, Noah Manos, and Jaime Carrejo. Located outside of the Colorado Convention Center, each artwork is sited atop a large-scale monument base custom-made for the project. These rotating works are intended to stoke a wider public conversation on who is represented in monuments, Denver’s identity, and the role monuments play in this dialogue from the perspective of artists living and working in Denver.
Also on display: Monument for the 308
Opening Early September 2019 at the Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy in Denver
Monument for the 308 is a monumental sculpture by German artist Andrea Greiner that resembles a dinosaur in a natural history museum. However, the animal depicted is a common broiler chicken of the type ROSS 308 and is not extinct like its prehistoric ancestor, the Archaeopteryx. Today, these chickens are bred in staggering numbers with an anatomy manipulated to serve human meat consumption. Monument for the 308 acknowledges the reciprocal dependency between this animal and humans.