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From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art

From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art presents work by twenty-four artists who grapple with memories that are not their own. There are many forms of memory: memories we have experienced, memories we have heard as family stories and from popular culture, even memories from an imagined future. Through their work, the artists in this exhibition search, question, and reflect on the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory—ultimately attempting to deal with their own past.

From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art is an exhibition co-curated by Contemporary Jewish Museum Assistant Curator Pierre-François Galpin and independent curator Lily Siegel that presents work by twenty-four artists who grapple with memories that are not their own, including French artist Christian Boltanski.