"Damnatio Memoriae (or) Creating Memory" Exhibition

Van Doren Waxter

poster for "Damnatio Memoriae (or) Creating Memory" Exhibition

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The artists in this exhibition explore instances of personal and historical memory through a diverse range of media that includes video, performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting. "Damnatio memoriae" refers to the ancient Roman practice of erasing from public record the memory of a person who committed dishonor to the state. By removing his or her image from reliefs, monuments, and sculptures, the society worked to erase the memory of the transgressor from collective consciousness after his or her death. Each artist in this exhibition tends to the deletion and creation of memory. Citing specific 20th Century art historical and historical strategies, these artists investigate the interrelations between politics, gender, and the self, revealing moments in history that the viewer may have forgotten or never known and offering possibilities for regeneration.

[Image: Giacinto Occhionero "Landscape in Motion" (2004) reverse aerosol painting on Plexiglas 45.25 x 37.75 in.]



from June 30, 2011 to August 26, 2011

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