The interdisciplinary exhibition Monument / Anti-Monument invites us to ask who is remembered and who is forgotten in our collective memory and in its manifestations within public space. This is achieved through
The interdisciplinary exhibition Monument / Anti-Monument invites us to ask who is remembered and who is forgotten in our collective memory and in its manifestations within public space. This is achieved through the work of the internationally celebrated artist Monika Weiss and her paradigm-shifting monument/anti-monument project Nirbhaya.
Monika Weiss’ work is predicated on the act of unforgetting past traumas. It has particular resonance at a time when we rethink our histories and our ways of remembering. A forthcoming permanent outdoor monument by Monika Weiss is slated to be built in both Europe and the US. In this video/sound sculpture, the artist transforms the traditional vertical form of the triumphal arch into a horizontal sarcophagus filled with water and projected video. The exhibition includes drawings, photographs, films, musical compositions, a new performance piece, and renderings of the monument itself.
Exploring the intersection of the arts and humanities with civic concerns, the exhibition is accompanied by panel discussions that engage the public in exploring shared memory; our collective memory. The panels bring together the artist with local and National scholars to debate the role of monuments and commemorative architecture in shaping cultural identity in the public sphere. They will also address new approaches to create a more inclusive commemorative landscape.
Creative Exchange LabCreative Exchange Lab (CEL) offers its members the resources needed to bring people, experts and ideas together to advocate for power of ‘good design’ and to employ the discipline of Architecture, Planning & Design for greater good and social Innovation where needed through practice of cross-pollination. CEL is an exhibition space and an incubator for ideas and projects to help improve the fabric of our neighborhoods and our cities by focusing on public Interest projects and use of art, culture and design as catalyst for economic development am improving quality of life for all.
March 31 (Wednesday) - April 22 (Thursday)
The Gallery at The Kranzberg
501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103