The first LUNÄ talk in the US with a brand new copy of the table around which the Lunar Society met on full moon between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham, UK. LUNÄ will be inaugurated on the last day of the exhibition Ars Memoriae surrounded by the artworks. Drawing inspiration from the themes of Ars Memoriae, the topic will be memory devices - past and future, bodily and external, real and imagined.
The invited contributors are André Fenton, a neuroscientist at NYU who studies how brains store and experience memories; Elaine Sullivan, a curatorial fellow at The Met and expert on Congolese Lukasa memory boards and the Mbudye “men of memory” who utilize them. She will present Congolese artist Musasa's audiovisual explanation of these memory devices and their particular use; Jennifer Tucker, a historian at Wesleyan University and a specialist on the European Enlightenment period during which the original Lunar society gathered and an expert on the use of audiovisual and photographic material as memory aids.
With a special guided tour through the exhibition by the co-curator Oulimata Gueye.
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Date: 16 May 2022
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Location: 601 Artspace, 88 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, US
Participants: Marjolijn Dijkman, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Lo-Def Film Factory (Francois Knoetze & Amy-Louise Wilson) + Joe-Yves Salankang Sa-Ngol, Mimi Onuoha, Tabita Rezaire, Analia Saban, Suzanne Treister, Maarten Vanden Eynde.
Curatorial concept: Oulimata Gueye and Maarten Vanden Eynde