The exhibition Memory Matters engages in a conversation about public or collective memory in contemporary art. Some artists reconceptualize traditional commemorative forms or invent new forms that relate to traditional forms of commemoration or monumentality in response to a contemporary cultural and political climate. Others create new stories by questioning earlier narratives or by shedding light on the circumstances that contribute to shaping and reshaping collective memories. Sometimes artists make works that in and of themselves become new carriers of collective memories within the realm of the exhibition and museum context.
The extensive group exhibition includes artist from among other countries Angola, Egypt, Lithuania, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay.