Opening Thursday, March 19th, from 6PM - 8PM
ART AT THE CROSSROADS OF
MEMORY & HISTORIC AMNESIA:
A Conversation with Artist
March 19, 6–8pm
Museum institutions are given the task of collecting, archiving, and displaying cultural artifacts in the interest of pedagogy and creating official histories. It is within this context that the current exhibit, Excavating Memory, revisits the theme of ownership and the authenticity of memory and personal narratives. Who owns and defines the official narrative? Unyimeabasi Udoh and Delinda Collier will be in conversation on aspects of Udoh’s work on the institutional “beingness” of African art and its intersections with personal storytelling and how, even when trapped in a museum, it resists any fixity; it remains in a state of potentiality and productive dissonance.
Collier’s current writing concerns how African art has acted as social scientific evidence since the Enlightenment. Dipesh Chakrabarty writes that Africa is later treated as “experimental evidence:”
it negates European culture.
Dr. Delinda Collier, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute, Dept. of Art History, Theory & Criticism
Unyimeabasi Udoh, Hatch Artist Resident, 2019-2020
Moderator: Juelle Daley, Hatch Curatorial Resident, 2019-2020
EXCAVATING MEMORY IS ON VIEW FROM
02.21.20 TO 04.02.20