Memory and Archive (Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon)

Memory and Archive (Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon)

Posted by Manchester University Press - Thursday, 11 Jul 2013


MUP author, Ruth Rosengarten, has been busy curating a new exhibition, Between Memory and Archive at the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon.  The exhibition, which opened on the 3rd July, and lasts for almost 3 months, addresses the relation between the archive and photography in contemporary artistic practice. On the one hand, we have the archive – as a structure for the recording, organisation and classification of memory – determining what is and what is not preserved. On the other hand, there is photography, which is implicated in the recording of specific aspects of the real, redeeming them from oblivion. An exploration of the juxtaposition of these terms defines the scope of Between Memory and Archive, which brings together diverse artists, time frames and geographical settings.






Ruth is the author of Love and Authority in the Work of Paula Rego, a comprehensive exploration of the narrative operations of Rego’s work.  The title confronts, as case studies, three complex figure paintings from different moments in Rego’s oeuvre: The Policeman’s Daughter (1987), The Interrogator’s Garden (2000), and The First Mass in Brazil (1993).

To celebrate the opening of Between Memory and Archive, we’re offering a special 25% discount off Love and Authority in the Work of Paula Rego. To take advantage of this special offer, simply contact our distributors NBN International on +44 (0)1752 202301, or email [email protected], quoting the discount code OTH360 (Offer expires 30/09/2013).

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