We were born into a story, it is our life story. It started far before we were born and was itself initiated by the stories of our parents. All our memories, making up our life story, the nice ones and the painful ones, are moments coming from a state when we were connected. we understand backwards and live forwards, and these memories give us the roots to grow our life on. As artists we are especially obliged to find more memories, to find those memories that are hiding behind known memories, and that sometimes, by themselves, appear and disappear again. sometimes through associations, sometimes through certain moods, and sometimes we can’t even fathom why. Due to the very nature of real creativity – creating the new instead of perpetuating the old mechanical ,same’ – WE need to find those memories – this is the fuel that is necessary for our future new work. Finding those memories, that are still nameless, unknown to us, in ourselves: the missing memories of our future.
MISSING MEMORIES, the new exhibition held in Alliages gallery, Lille from January 20th 2023 to February 18th 2023 & from March to April 2023. The exhibition will show in Munich city center for Schmuck 2023 from March 9th-11th, 2023. The exhibition is proposed by ALLIAGES and curated by Juan Riusech.
The opening of the exhibition will be held on Friday February 10th, 2023 at 12 AM at ALLIAGES gallery.
ALLIAGES | ESPACE APACE:ART – 111, bd. Victor Hugo – F-59000 LILLE – +33(0)126.96.36.199.30
Alliages gallery schedule : Mo-Fri : 10-13h & 14-17h | Sa : 10-16h30 (See contact page to have the opening hours)
« In her later years my mother gave me a mysterious gold monogram brooch which a tangle of calligraphy shapes miraculously created my grandmother’s first name, Mathilde. Grandmother I never got to know. I remember only my mother wearing it, bearing her mother’s name on her body. My grandmother’s memory symbolically was thus embedded in my mother’s soul – now in mine. The gold brooch, which was probably a personal emotional gift, tells us her name as an act of showing the world a self-confident and financially secure outer self, thus corresponding with the wearer and the viewer.
The curled monogram letters may appear purely decorative as ornaments. The emotional stories and memories associated with it I can only speculate.
I have no one to ask… » (Sara Shahak)
Artists selected for « MISSING MEMORIES » exhibition
« Missing Memories » will show the works of Adi Harush, Ana Calbucci, Ani Flys, Anna Börcsök, Anne Léger, Antonia Kjellarsson, Baiyu Qu, Brenda Schweder, Carlo Lucidi, Carmen López Sánchez, Charlotte Vanhoubroeck, Clodagh Molloy, Danni Xu, Deimezi Xenia, Deniz Turan, Einav Benzano, Elisabeth Drude, Elvira Cibotti, Esteban Erosky, Esther Ortiz-Villajos, Eva Tesarik, Fabiana Gadano, Feifei Cheng & Xiangzhi Zhao, Filiz Ates, Gemma Canal Espuñes, Glòria Tormo Bernad, Hairuo Ding, Hebe Argentieri, Holland Houdek, Ilona Bokser, Isabelle Busnel, Jason Stein, Juan Harnie, Juan Riusech, Julia Muenzing, Junnan Songxu, Kamile Staneliene, Leslye Qin Zhang, Lily Preve, Lorena Lazard, Lydia Boduch, Lynne Speake, Malene Kastalje, María Paula Botto Fiora, Masumi Kataoka, May Gañán, Michelle Kraemer, Misaki Nomoto, Misato Takahashi, Monique Lecouna, Namkyung Lee, Nanna Obel, Nico Delaide, Nico Sales, Noa Tamir, Omri Goren, Pilar Viedma Gil de Vergara, Raquel Bessudo, Rho Tang, Sara Shahak, Saskia Bostelmann, Sébastien Carré, Spam Glam, Taibe Palacios, Teresa F Faris, Thomas Bosse, Ute van der Plaats, Viktoria Münzker, Yiota Vogli, Youjin Um & Youngji Chi.
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