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Exhibition at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Explores the Nature of Memory

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents the work of Korean artist Jinsu Han in two community-focused installations. The site-specific works called on the involvement of the Peekskill community, as well as the Mantou School in Cold Spring. Individuals were asked to bring in bowls or containers that represent a family memory or story. The installations, Liquid Memory, speak to the nature of memory and honors the collective memories of participants. Robotic elements create movement, which metaphorically and physically alters the assigned “memory” along the way. Han’s hope is that the containers, through this experience, will now represent a new memory to their owners as well.

The Center has several other exhibitions and installations on display this month, including Between I & Thou, which explores personal and cultural interconnections, and Elisa Pritzker’s Selknam: Spirit, Ceremony, Selves, about an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego. Liquid Memory is on view through August 30.  For more info, visit: hvcca.org.

A version of this article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews

Image above: Liquid Memory by Jinsu Han (photo courtesy of Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art)