Here and now…amnesia
Savvy contemporary, Berlin
Artists: Dalila Dalléas Bouzar (http://www.daliladalleas.com/blog/ ), Dominik Lejman (www.dominiklejman.com), Rebecca Loyche (www.rebeccaloyche.com), Maryna Markova (www.marynamarkova.com), Francisco Rozas (www.frozas.com)
Influenced by cultural, social and political changes, remembrance, commemoration and forgetting are ongoing processes that accompany the construction and re-interpretation of personal and national identity. Lots of facets and questions exist about memory – one of the biggest mysteries of human brain studied in many different disciplines like in neurobiology, psychology or philosophy.
Artists rely on their memory for creation, they get inspired form their memories, reconstruct, imagine memorials or create surfaces for projection of the memory. Going back to our memories is a mental time travel and an important link between past and present.
The exhibition here and now… amnesia at Savvy Contemporary is an invitation to discover “memory-traces” of five artists from Western and non-Western countries living in Berlin, aiming to coin a “here and now” with their art works especially created for the show. A residency at Savvy Contemporary is offered to them for a couple of weeks to create pieces in permanent dialogue with one another and with the curator, as well as develop a scenography for the multidisciplinary group show that will approach different facets of memory or the complete or partial loss of it, amnesia.
An interdisciplinary exhibition catalogue (PDF under publications) will be published, featuring essays on memory/amnesia from philosophical, art critical, neurobiological, historical and sociological perspectives.
For further information, please contact SAVVY Contemporary’s art director Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung:
firstname.lastname@example.org and our website www.savvy-contemporary.com
curated by Katia Hermann
Photographs © Katia Hermann