Symposium: Art of Memory

What do we remember, why and how?

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On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition series Art of Memory at Bonniers Konsthall and at surrounding museums, a symposium is set up together with the research program Time, Memory, Representation (www.histcon.se, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) at Södertörn University. The symposium will present artistic as well as theoretical aspects on recent transformations in historical consciousness. The invited speakers will not only revolve around what we remember today, but also why and how, and how that is configured in the artistic field as well as in the science of humanities and history in relation to society at large.

Invited speakers are artists and researchers taking part in the project and lecturers contributed to the field Memory studies: Ina Blom, Professor Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas University of Oslo, Gerard Byrne, artist, Victoria Fareld, Assistant Professor Department of Literature and History of Ideas Stockholm University,  Dan Karlholm, Professor Art History Södertörn University, Trond Lundemo, Professor Cinema studies Stockholm University, Raqs Media Collective, artist collective, Johan Redin, Researcher Aesthetics Södertörn University, Anda Rottenberg, curator, critic and art historian, Hans Ruin, Professor of Philosophy Södertörn University.

The symposium is a collaboration between Bonniers Konsthall, Time, Memory and Representation and Polish Institute.

Program

10 am-12.30 pm Guided tour. We will meet at Bonniers Konsthall and go to all the sites of the exhibition series Art of Memory.

2-7.15 pm International Symposium

Moderator: Camilla Larsson, curator Bonniers Konsthall

2 – 2.30 pm Introduktion/Introduction
Sara Arrhenius, director Bonniers Konsthall and co-curator Art of Memory, Theodor Ringborg, co-curator Art of Memory, Hans Ruin, Professor of Philosophy Södertörn University.

2.30 – 3.30 pm Artist Presentations
Gerard Byrne,  Raqs Media Collective,  Anda Rottenberg on Alina Szapocznikow.

3.30 – 4 pm Break

4 – 5 pm Researcher Presentations
Johan Redin, Dan Karlholm, Victoria Fareld, Trond Lundemo.

5.30 – 6 pm Break

6 – 7 pm Lecture
Ina Blom,  Professor Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas University of Oslo, project leader of the research project Archive in Motion

7 – 7.15 Summary
Hans Ruin

7.15 – 8 pm Bar