Missing Memories in Barcelona

Exhibition  /  28 Sep 2023  -  30 Sep 2023
Published: 13.09.2023
Monique Lecouna. Necklace: Benita, 2021. Old curtain, threads, acrylic paint, silver, freshwater pearls, lead weights. From series: The Power of Time. Monique Lecouna
Necklace: Benita, 2021
Old curtain, threads, acrylic paint, silver, freshwater pearls, lead weights
From series: The Power of Time
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Estimated price: 900 €

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 stories, 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.

Artist list

Hebe Argentieri, Filiz Ates, Einav Benzano, Glória Bernad Tormo, Raquel Bessudo, Lydia Boduch, Ilona Bokser, Thomas Bosse, Saskia Bostelmann, María Paula Botto Fiora, Isabelle Busnel, Anna Börcsök, Ana Calbucci, Gemma Canal Espuñes, Sébastien Carré, Feifei Cheng, Youngji Chi, Elvira Cibotti, Xenia Deimezi, Nico Delaide, Hairuo Ding, Elisabeth Drude, Esteban Erosky, Teresa Faris, Ani Flys, Fabiana Gadano, May Gañán, Pilar Viedma Gil de Vergara, Spam Glam, Omri Goren, Juan Harnie, Adi Harush, Holland Houdek, Malene Kastalje, Masumi Kataoka, Antonia Kjellarsson, Michelle Kraemer, Lorena Lazard, Monique Lecouna, Namkyung Lee, Carlo Lucidi, Anne Léger, Carmen López, Clodagh Molloy, Julia Muenzing, Viktoria Münzker Ferus, Misaki Nomoto, Nanna Obel, Esther Ortiz-Villajos, Taibe Palacios, Lily Preve, Biayu Qu, Juan Riusech, Nico Sales, Brenda Schweder, Sara Shahak, Junnan Songxu, Lynne Speake, Kamile Staneliene, Jason Stein, Misato Takahashi, Noa Tamir, Rho Tang, Eva Tesarik, Deniz Turan, Youjin Um, Charlotte Vanhoubroeck, Yiota Vogli, Danni Xu, ​Leslye Qin Zhang, Xiangzhi Zhao, Ute van der Plaats
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.

My interest lies in creating memory capsules of life on Earth. We have built up such a massive civilization through the history and our technology and science are advancing exponentially, whilst nature is gradually decreasing in proportion to human expansion. Even we look for another civilization and life-friendly planets in outer space like we are already searching for another dwelling. Will we miss nature when it’s lost? How would we feel when looking at Pale Blue Dot from a new home? 
/ Misato Takahasi

Missing Memories is proposed by Alliages and curated by Juan Riusech.

Opening on Thursday Sept 28th from 16h to 18h
Hours: Thursday Sept 28th & Friday Sept 29th from 16h to 20h & Saturday Sept 30th from 10h30 to 13h.