In one of the greatest novels in French literature up to day, Swan’s Way (1913), by Marcel Proust, and published as part of In a Search for Lost Time, the writer reflects "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were ". This famous quote is the inspiration behind the exhibition, I Remember Not Remembering at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in which 12 internationally known and well-admired artists showcase their personal stories: home movies, photo albums, and raw film footage.

Yto Barrada, Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia bring together their family histories with the political and social transitions in 1960s postcolonial Morocco and 1970s Mexico. All artists experiment differently with techniques that trace back to the late 1950s and early 1960s by notable French avant-gardists such as Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and François Truffaut, and employ found materials and autobiographical voice-over narration to tell a larger story about political and social changes.

French multimedia visual artist Yto Barrada offers to the exhibition her personal experineces growing up in postcolonial Morocco in an artistic framework. illustrating social interactions and family transformations that she beatufully and sentimentally captures in her medium.

Also part of this exhibition, French sculptor, photographer, painter, and filmmaker Christian Boltanski is known world-wide for his conceptual and minimalistic style observed from his photography installations as well as his participation in numerous contemporary exhibitions. For I Remember Not Remembering, Boltanski reflects on his personal experiences, emotional traumas, and his failed as well as fulfilling relationships. His works manipulate prior notions of the memory’s capacity and responds to Proust’s very own meditation on the value we assign to our memory’s overtime, as beautifully illustrated in the well-known scene of Swann’s Way when the narrator is instantly brought back to his past by the simple act of dipping a madeline in a cup of steaming tea. 


Featured artists include: Yto Barrada, Christian Boltanski, Matthew Buckingham, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Hollis Frampton, Kahlil Joseph, Larry Sultan, Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia, Christian Widmer and Hannah Wilke

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Barrada & Boltanski in I Remember Not Remembering

When
February 11 - April 30, 2017 | Scottsdale
Where
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Exhibition: I Remember Not Remembering

In one of the greatest novels in French literature up to day, Swan’s Way (1913), by Marcel Proust, and published as part of In a Search for Lost Time, the writer reflects "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were ". This famous quote is the inspiration behind the exhibition, I Remember Not Remembering at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in which 12 internationally known and well-admired artists showcase their personal stories: home movies, photo albums, and raw film footage.

Yto Barrada, Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia bring together their family histories with the political and social transitions in 1960s postcolonial Morocco and 1970s Mexico. All artists experiment differently with techniques that trace back to the late 1950s and early 1960s by notable French avant-gardists such as Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and François Truffaut, and employ found materials and autobiographical voice-over narration to tell a larger story about political and social changes.

French multimedia visual artist Yto Barrada offers to the exhibition her personal experineces growing up in postcolonial Morocco in an artistic framework. illustrating social interactions and family transformations that she beatufully and sentimentally captures in her medium.

Also part of this exhibition, French sculptor, photographer, painter, and filmmaker Christian Boltanski is known world-wide for his conceptual and minimalistic style observed from his photography installations as well as his participation in numerous contemporary exhibitions. For I Remember Not Remembering, Boltanski reflects on his personal experiences, emotional traumas, and his failed as well as fulfilling relationships. His works manipulate prior notions of the memory’s capacity and responds to Proust’s very own meditation on the value we assign to our memory’s overtime, as beautifully illustrated in the well-known scene of Swann’s Way when the narrator is instantly brought back to his past by the simple act of dipping a madeline in a cup of steaming tea. 


Featured artists include: Yto Barrada, Christian Boltanski, Matthew Buckingham, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Hollis Frampton, Kahlil Joseph, Larry Sultan, Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia, Christian Widmer and Hannah Wilke

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