Expositie Memento II van exchange studenten in Enschede
From the 26th of May till the 20th of June, twenty three exchange students of ArtEZ Art and Design <AKI> will present their final work at the exhibition MEMENTO II. This internationally orientated and multidisciplinary art project will take place at Photo Gallery Objektief and in Gallery Broekhuis in Enschede. The opening of the exhibition takes place at Gallery Broekhuis on Friday the 28th May at 15.00h and will be done by a special guest. After this opening, around 16.00h, we will walk to Photo Gallery Objektief together for the second opening.
The starting point or framework of this project is based upon a quotation by Mark Twain: “I'm grown old and my memory is not as active as it used to be. When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.”
The concept of MEMENTO II involves the visualization of recollections (memories) and their ultimate presentation in a joint exhibition.
The supervisory instructors of the 2009-2010 academic year, have been stimulating their students the past months to share their personal memories with fellow students from different cultures. To what extent are there important differences in the process of recollecting? Are there also similarities? And are these similarities universal or are they determined by specific locations and/or cultures? All these memories can be related to images, music, film, photo's smells and stories.
Every academic year a number of international students is coming to Enschede to start their exchange program at ArtEZ Art and Design <AKI>. Their stay ranges from a minimum of three months, to a maximum of one year. At the end of every semester, their work will be displayed in an exhibition. After the success of MEMENTO I, which was exhibited during the open day of ArtEZ in December, this is the second exhibition revolving around this specific theme.
You can find Gallery Broekhuis at the Markstraat 12 in Enschede. The exhibition will take place at the second floor. You can find Photo Gallery Oblektief at Walstraat 33, also in Enschede.
Most of the exchange students and their ArtEZ collegues will be present during the opening and therefore your presence will be highly appreciated.