The Destruction of the Monument to Humanity: Historical Conflict and Monumentalization
Özbek, Egemen <Accademy in Exile, Germany>
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The destruction of the Monument to Humanity caused a heated debate in Turkey about the relationship between political power and artistic freedom. However, parties in this debate failed, to a great extent, to address the genocidal past the monument had evoked, let alone to take responsibility for the denial of that past in Turkey.