Memory Palace [3 artists in the library: Angela Grauerholz, Carol Sawyer and Esther Shalev-Gerz] was an exhibition curated by past Doryphore member, Karen Love. This project was a collaboration between the Vancouver Public Library/Central Library, the City of Vancouver Public Art Program and Doryphore Independent Curators Society, and took place at VPL/Central Branch, May 2008 – February 2010.
In her essay “Memory Palace,” published in the exhibition catalogue, Karen Love observes:
The library is a social environment for intellectual and political needs, a complex support system for collective and individual memory. Its contents are concrete, allusive and elusive, open to re-interpretation. The creative uses of a library illustrate that ideas, however ancient the words that give them substance, are forever fluid, made so by those who borrow from and give back to the memory place.”
Concert with ion Zoo and vocalist Carol Sawyer, Thursday, May 29, 2008
Artist Talk by Carol Sawyer, Saturday, September 20, 2008