Come to Sheboygan, WI between June and December 2011 and experience an incredibly thought provoking, museum-wide exhibit that explores the meaning and role of memory in our lives at the John Michael Kohler Art Center.
The curators have broken the exhibit into four intriguing sections: From Memory (artists who make their art from memory); Holding Memory (artists who make objects to hold memory); Forget Memory (artists working with and through memory loss); and Shared Memory (artists using and spinning collective memory).
The exhibit features several artists directly engaging the Sheboygan area community in the making of their work, including Pat Graney, David Greenberger, and Celeste Nelms.
Wrestling with the meaning and role of memory in our lives can help us to understand our fears of its loss – and to imagine how investing in a “cultural cure” (raising awareness and reducing stigma) can go a long way toward relieving the symptoms of memory-related diseases and conditions.
I had the great privilege of consulting on the exhibit and writing an essay for the catalog, which promises to be an invaluable tool for continuing the discussion beyond the exhibit. And TimeSlips is also featured as an “artist in residence” along with photographer Celeste Nelms, who taught local residents to take photos that contain a provocative narrative. Art Center docents are trained in the TimeSlips method and will be facilitating stories from the photos on exhibit in the “Community Gallery.”
Book your trip Milwaukee today! Sheboygan is just a quick hour’s drive north on highway 43!