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Oscar Muñoz

Memory Palace


Sicardi Gallery is pleased to announce that Oscar Muñoz will have work on view in the group exhibition Memory Palace, which opens at the Contemporary Arts Center: Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 12, 2014.


Press Release:

The “Memory Palace” is a Greco-Roman technique that prompts its user to remember by populating imagined architectures with a sequential path of memories. By coupling physical and psychological structure, this subjective apparatus turns recollections, impressions and remembrances into the bricks and mortar of a mental dwelling. As one subsequently walks the mind through this fictive floorplan, he/she theoretically reconnects floating parcels into a single, unified tapestry. In practice, such passage reveals the dramatic renovation human memory performs upon history – transforming past events into personal narratives.

On the occasion of the CAC’s 75th anniversary this exhibition will present memory as soft, malleable clay. Rather than galvanizing history or renewing the supposed fixity of facts, Memory Palace will instead revel in remembering as a creative act: highlighting the way our recollections shift actual histories into imperfect, but quintessentially human legacies.

The exhibition also features work by: Andro Wekua, Dennis Oppenheim, Franz Ackermann, Guillermo Kuitca, Hans Op de Beeck, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ashkin, Mike Womack, Mike Kelley, MK Gutch, Nina Katchadourian, Peter Crnokrak, Robert Smithson, Sarah Frances Hollis, Simon Evans, Spencer Finch, Stan Douglas, and William Kentridge.


Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513 345 8400