Memory lab: 4 exhibitions, one theme
As part of the 5th edition of The European Month of Photography in Luxembourg (in partnership with the cities of Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Paris and Vienna), one of the highlights is the “Memory Lab: Photography challlenges History “ exhibition in four different venues.
Subtitled “Photography Challenges History: Re-writing “ the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Grand Duc Jean (Mudam) welcomes the works of David Birkin, Broomberg and Chanarin Antony Cairns, Vera Frenkel, Tatiana Lecomte and Gábor Osz. The National Museum of History and Art’s (MNHA) exhibition – subtitled Memory Lab II – Challenges Photography History: Past, Present shows the works of Erwin Olaf, Bettina Rheims, Silvio Galassi, Antoine d’Agata, Adrien Pezennec, Andreas Mühe, Lina Scheynius, Gerhes Gabor and Vee Speers.
The Cercle Ratskeller venue Memory Lab III – Photography Challenges History: Traces exhibits works by Henning Rogge, Tanja Boukal Tatiana Lecomte, Attila Floszmann, Sarah Schönfeld and Jonathan Olley. Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain presents Memory Lab IV – Photography Challenges History: Transit with works by Adrian Paci, Aura Rosenberg and Vladmir Nikolić from 25 April 2015.
Memory Lab, Photography challenges History addresses the theme of memory and history through contemporary photography. How does contemporary photography deal with the past, including the events that characterize Europe and its history, conflicts and major wars? Photography has long since passed its registration status and today combines fiction and reality in different ways through personal sensitivity, ironic distancing and analytical subjectivity.