There are erseholes and orseholes. I think this fellow belongs in the second category.So many threads where this could go but it's landing here.
William Kentridge, highly successful South African artist spake thus.
William Kentridge calls on UK to find consensus over its ‘shameful past’ like South Africa has with apartheidAhead of his major retrospective at the Royal Academy this autumn, South African artist says Britain needs "imaginative solutions" for colonial era statueswww.theartnewspaper.com
“South Africa is ahead of the UK because we have such a shameful past, and yet we have built a consensus on that,”
On the Churchill statue.
“I think [the UK] could just take some of these monuments off their plinths and dig a hole in the ground, then bury them up to their waists,” he says. “So you can see them, but you’re looking down on them."
“They put a wooden palisade around the Churchill statue in Parliament,” Kentridge says. “That palisade was saying, for British people, Churchill is the greatest Britain who ever lived. But for millions of Indians who starved because all grain was taken for the British forces during the war, he’s not a hero. Putting that wooden fence around him was great. It said: he’s in there somewhere. You can't see him, but we know of his presence"