19 December 2006

Ars Memoria

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Image: Kentaro Yamada

Curated by Shaun Wilson
Rhizome (online)
at the New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York, USA

Valentina Nisi
Kentaro Yamada
Judith Fegerl
Gregory Chatonsky
Alberto Frigo
Jillian McDonald
Curt Cloninger
Paul Catanese
Alicia Felberbaum

This exhibition presents artwork that incorporates issues of identity by using the image as a mode of articulating, and from this coming to terms with memory and location. Here, place is understood in literal terms: landscape/nature/urban/rural and also in broader terms: interior/house/virtual/body. What is it about these kinds of places that makes us want to remember things and, moreover, how can such places give rise to other memories that we bring to the image, and also self?