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Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things

Zhurkovskaya, Elizaveta (2018) Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Zhurkovskaya, Elizaveta
Abstract:

This curatorial thesis, Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things, examines the power of biographical objects, those everyday things in our possession that anchor memory, to provoke new ideas about our relationships with others and ourselves. The five artists featured in the exhibition: Jasmine Cardenas, Renèe Hayward, Sara Angelucci, Vanessa Hussey, and Sarah Malekzadeh, express themselves through personal belongings; all of their artworks visualize the importance of personal and family possessions and explore the associated memories and stories those biographical objects tell when presented in a gallery setting.
Treasured Memories also includes an online project Mementos: Ordinary Objects of Extraordinary Circumstance (www.mementosproject.ca) where Torontonians were invited to go online and share a story about their personal possession. All summited stories were displayed during the exhibition and the viewers also had a chance to participate by writing a brief label describing their object and the story attached to it.

Date: April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: memory, biographical objects, storytelling, mementos
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 16:33
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 16:33
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2248

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