About the Taskforce

New Monuments Taskforce is a fantastical municipal agency engaged in the dialogue, design and development of Bay Area Monuments and Memorials. Led by a collaborative team of artists, activists, designers and cultural workers, NMT strives to broaden public understanding of local monuments and advise relative civic agencies on the removal, redesign or retention of SF’s statuary symbols.

We create space for radical research, critical conversations, political engagement and monument prototyping through artistic initiatives ranging from publications, to workshops, to exhibitions, to public art inteventions. We work with public art agencies and institutions to draw out potential connections, complex motifs and timely entry points for further action 

Our inaugural art initiative, “The Relic Report (SF),” a two-part publication that evaluates the city’s public art and its intersection with our country’s racist history.

Download Relic Report Vol 1
Download Relic Report Vol 2

Our current initiative (Feb-April 2021) is in partnership with ZERO1; where we created a workshop and empowered emerging Bay Area artists to reckon with monuments at a site of protest through the use of Augmented Reality.