The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne
Die Schatzkammern der Mnemosyne
Les Trésors de la Mnémosyne
A symposium on Sarkis, Aby Warburg and memory.
Taking its title from the book published in 1995 by visual artist Sarkis and art historian Uwe Fleckner, this symposium explores the influence of renowned art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg on the artistic practice of Sarkis. Key-note speaker Prof. Dr. Fleckner was the first to draw a connection between Sarkis’ work and Warburg’s theory of memory.
Witte de With has made multiple copies of The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne available for the audience to read and study, while the rare originals of this extraordinary publication are on display using Studio Miessen’s schooling environment elements as presentation modules. This library project will be open to the public from September 1 until October 28 2012.
Participants include: Uwe Fleckner (Prof. Dr. Art History, Hamburg University), Liesbeth Levy (Artistic Director, De Unie), Sven Lütticken (Prof. Dr. Art History, VU University Amsterdam), Sarkis (visual artist) and Alexandre Singh (visual artist).
Welcome by Defne Ayas, Director Witte de With
Theatrum memoriae. Warburg, Sarkis, and the display of images. Conference by Prof. Dr. Uwe Fleckner
Response by Sven Lütticken followed by Sarkis and Uwe Fleckner in conversation about The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne
Break, soup and drinks are served in the Consensus Bar on the first floor
Sarkis and Alexandre Singh in conversation on Plato’s The Art of Writing will Make Men Forgetful in Phaedrus, 370 BC. This text is part of The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne.
Response by Liesbeth Levy
Cost: €5 / €3 discount
Language: English and French(with live translation)
Watch here: Theatrum memoriae. Warburg, Sarkis, and the display of images. Conference by Prof. Dr. Uwe Fleckner with a response by Sven Lütticken.
Presented on the occasion of Sarkis’ installation Ballads, on view from June 2 until September 30 in the Submarine Wharf, and organized by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Port of Rotterdam. For more information, visit www.onderzeebootloods.nl
Upon presentation of your admission ticket from the symposium, you are entitled to a €2,50 discount on the admission fee of Ballads at the Submarine Wharf. Valid until 30 September 2012, not valid in combination with other promotions.
Witte de With & Rotterdam
An on-going public program & a series of collaborations.
Witte de With is dedicated to forging long-standing and flourishing partnerships throughout Rotterdam and to encouraging collaborations to tap into an expanded pool of knowledge and resources. As such, Witte de With has conceived a series of events in collaboration with select cultural and academic institutions in Rotterdam to explore current developments in (and beyond) contemporary art worldwide.
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