I Forgot to Forget

Exhibition Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday | June 15 | 6 to 8pm

I Forgot to Forget challenges the role artists play to historically characterize and question how we learn about our histories, and how we personally and culturally develop meaning. Inspired by the practices and processes which confront them, these eight artists re-interpret, analyze, reassemble, and re-stage histories within a wide range of mediums and geographies.  Methods of engagement with these histories employ architecture, agriculture, storytelling, memory, and violence, in order to impact and connect.

Curated by Danielle Julian Norton.

Artists include:

Shannon Benine

Danielle Julian Norton

Youmna Chlala

Mariana Smith

Chido Johnson

Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Tim Rietenbach

Melissa Vogley Woods


Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Spare the rod and spoil the child, 2008-2011
Fluorescent light bulbs, bowling balls, lamp, books, tatted doilies, textiles, wood Polynesian bust, electric cords, glassware, ceramics, wood side and coffee tables, metal tray, end tables, wooden stools, c. 17th–18th century Qing dynasty Chinese bronze libation vessel, c. early–20th century Chinese rosewood stacking tables, c. 18th century Qing dynasty Chinese bronze vase, c. 20th century, Nigerian Yoruba brass equestrian figure, c. 20th century Iranian Karaz wool rug, c. 20th century Iranian Hamadan wool rug, A.D. 1927 stone from the College of Wooster Memorial Chapel.