COLUMBUS DAY REVISED

 

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Columbus Day Revised invites viewers to nominate alternative historical figures to celebrate instead of Christopher Columbus.

The installation includes a video component with text that reads, “Christopher Columbus Did Not Discover America” and “Nominate a New Person To Celebrate Every October”

A scroll of receipt paper and markers are placed on a table, along with a didactic label instructing viewers to write and draw historical figures to celebrate.

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The first incarnation of Columbus Day Revised involved interaction with dozens of viewers, who drew and wrote many names: Chelsea Manning, Lief Erickson, Hunter S. Thompson, Montezuma, Edward Snowden, Einstein, Jackie Robinson, and more.