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  • What happens next? Odds?
  • Premier Icon dannyh
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    BLM protestor statue replaces Colston

    Statue defaced with ‘artistic flair’ to symbolise some kind of ‘comedy’ racism 1970s TV style: 10-1

    Statue dragged from plinth and thrown into harbour by racist mob: 8-1

    Statue defaced with vile unimaginative graffiti: 2-1

    Death threats to the sculptor: 3-2

    Death threats to the protestor: 2-1 on.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    It’ll be pretty transient. I think this is the 4th or 5th artwork to go there since Colston came down. It like an ad-hoc 4th plinth

    Premier Icon eskay
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    Perhaps it could become a platform for temporary art exhibits?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    And therein lies systemic racism, an influential black symbol reduced in 2 posts of a thread to a generic temporary replacement of minor concern rather than strongly supported for the message and culture it stands to represent.

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    reduced in 2 posts of a thread to a generic temporary replacement

    You mean over and above the comments by the artist him self about this being a temporary install in the BBC report ?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    ^ You may need to explain that one. Even the artist says it is transient: “But it is ultimately moveable,” he added. “This is not a permanent artwork.”

    EDIT too slow 🙂

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Sorry, maybe I should have said “referred by in two posts”.  My point being that the council / artists don’t seem to have stood up for its permanent inclusion.

    Premier Icon twistedpencil
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    Krypton, the material used may only be temporary outside, who knows what happens next.

    The piece is well made, but its street art at the moment, being installed in guerilla fashion, let’s be honest if Banksy had done this it would be protected but he’s one of very few artists to receive this treatment.

    It would be great to see this stay, and maybe it will, hopefully the council and site owners can see the importance of this spot and commission a permanent statue to the, hopefully, historical turning point that we are living in.

    Premier Icon dannyh
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    hopefully the council and site owners can see the importance of this spot and commission a permanent statue to the, hopefully, historical turning point that we are living in.

    A late entry at 100-1.

    Premier Icon twistedpencil
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    dannyh 🙂  only just realised who the artist is, that may sway the council and the odds might improve…

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Maybe this statue should ultimately go into M-Shed, next to the graffiti covered Colston Statue, and help tell the story.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    reduced in 2 posts of a thread to a generic temporary replacement

    I’m pretty sure the BLM movement are hoping for something more than just swapping out a few statues and then we all go back to normal.

    Changing the statue doesn’t help anyone achieve anything, it’s the ultimate in pointless symbolic gestures.

    Premier Icon johnx2
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    Changing the statue doesn’t help anyone achieve anything, it’s the ultimate in pointless symbolic gestures.

    It’s taking the plinth…

    Premier Icon JAG
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    Kryton57
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    And therein lies systemic racism, an influential black symbol reduced in 2 posts of a thread to a generic temporary replacement of minor concern rather than strongly supported for the message and culture it stands to represent.

    Which 2 posts?

    I am not sure if that includes my post, if it does I am pretty offended. My comment about it being a temporary platform for exhibits was based on what an incredibly powerful location it has now become and it is perfect for broadcasting anti-racist messages. Temporary pieces will allow many different messages to be conveyed and keep the discussion fresh.

    Edit: I would like to add also that I am from Bristol and was happy to see what happened to the original statue.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Well, that didn’t last very long. Seems they can take statues down pretty quickly when they want to

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    Maybe this statue should ultimately go into M-Shed, next to the graffiti covered Colston Statue, and help tell the story.

    Would be helpful in providing context. 👍

    I’m pretty sure the BLM movement are hoping for something more than just swapping out a few statues and then we all go back to normal.

    Indeed.

    Premier Icon rhinofive
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    anyone have this?

    statue removed by the Council

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    anyone have this?

    Makes sense, can’t really have people randomly pulling down statues and replacing them with whatever they want as a general rule…

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    Maybe this statue should ultimately go into M-Shed, next to the graffiti covered Colston Statue, and help tell the story.

    Would be helpful in providing context. 👍

    This is what needs to happen. It should be dealt with the same way that something like the Holocaust is, taught as a lesson in what was wrong with our history. All this talk of erasing the past (not on here, more generally) is the wrong approach. If we erase it then future generations cannot learn the lessons and are in danger of making the same mistakes.

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    Would have been nice if could have been left for the week, then to m-shed.

    It was better than the Jimmy Saville one 🙂

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