Art and the Importance of what it Represents

During the summer of 2020, four statues depicting Egyptian women were removed from the front of the Shelbourne hotel in Dublin. The four plinths sat empty until the 15th of December, when the statues were returned. The statues had been removed as a consequence of raised awareness of what public art symbolises through the Black Lives Matter movement. I think it is wonderful that art raises questions and encourages debate over important issues such as what it represents. The four [...]