Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube exists primarily through partnering with our artist fellows to commission pop-up art experiences. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences while supporting individual artists with critical professional guidance.
MONUMENTAL is a series of public, contemporary artworks and community engagement programs that explore, question, and transform the role monuments play within society. Comprised of a series of temporary art installations in Denver, Colorado, the project endeavors to reimagine how public icons can better represent the diversity of the communities, foster civic engagement, and enliven public spaces. MONUMENTAL highlights five artworks by local, national, and international artists, illuminating various interpretations of the relationship between monuments and our community, national identity, and changing world. By asking contemporary artists to respond to monuments’ role in forming civic identity, memorializing events, or creating a sense of place, the artworks in MONUMENTAL reveal the nuanced relationship communities have with public work and encourage a timely conversation. Artists: Andreas Greiner (Germany), Jaime Carrejo (Colorado), Rian Kerrane (Colorado), Noah Manos (Colorado), Nikki Pike (Colorado), Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery of For Freedoms (New York). MONUMENTAL is funded in part by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the David and Laura Merage Foundation. Schedule: + Friday, July 12, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Unveiling of Nikki Pike’s Temporary Monument, which is on view through September 11, 2019) + Friday, September 20, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Unveiling of Noah Manos’ Temporary Monument, which is on view through November 6, 2019) + Friday, November 15, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Unveiling of Jaime Carrejo’s Temporary Monument, which is on view through January 31, 2020) Location: 14th Street between Champa and Stout Streets, Denver, 80202 (located at the plaza in front of Understudy)