What do you think of London’s new artwork on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square? It’s by the artist @h_phillipson and has been unveiled this morning. It’s called THE END… #4thplinth pic.twitter.com/dgDv9ybWyV— BBC Radio London (@BBCRadioLondon) July 30, 2020
Sure, it is a modernist catastrophe, but I would leave it up. It is a fitting memorial to the end of the post-World War II era. Future generations need to be reminded of what this age we have been living through stood for and saw as beautiful and saw fit to commemorate in public monuments.
I would add “context” to these monuments like how it is currently done with some of our Confederate monuments in order to describe why these works of art were memorialized. Western culture had lost its self confidence and declined under liberalism to its lowest point in a thousand years.