Memory Matters

Skissernas Museum

4 October 2018 - 17 February 2019
Lund, Sweden

Artists: Luis Camnitzer, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Nidhal Chamekh, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Iman Issa, Titus Kaphar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ahmet Öğüt, Indrė Šerpytytė

In August 2017, violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, when extreme right wing groups contested the city’s decision to remove a statue of Southern Confederate Commander Robert E Lee. The events started a major debate on the future of American Confederate monuments. Just over a year after the confrontations in Charlottesville and the comprehensive debates they provoked, Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art presents Memory Matters. This is an exhibition about collective memory –memory which, unlike that of individual memory, is shared by many people, an entire group or society. Collective memory is often an expression of how a group in a position of power has chosen to recount and represent cultural and historical events, as in official memorials and monuments. But collective memories, like the monuments that embody them, are often contentious. Art provides the possibility of alternative perspectives on history and the expression of memories that have been silenced or repressed.

Installation photography by
Emma Krantz/Skissernas Museum

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