Juanli Carrion: Memelismos: Memories from the Other Side is an exhibition taking place in the Project Room of BRIC House from September 12 – November 11, 2018. In anticipation of the show, the public is invited to donate an object to be included in the exhibition. Collection times will be SAT, JUNE 23rd, 11am-2pm & WED, JUNE 27, 6-9pm (during the Alchemy Opening Reception) at Carrion's special multi-colored booth at BRIC House. Read below on how to be donate and be part of the exhibition!
Memelismos is a collaborative, community-specific project by artist Juanli Carrión that uses sculpture to address popular memory and personal meanings embedded in everyday objects. For this iteration, the public is invited to donate an object that represent a border you have crossed on June 23 and 27. The border may be geographic, political, emotional, social or linked to your identity, and the object may remind you of the other side. How was it to live there? Why did you leave and what did you leave behind? What were you seeking? Was it hard to cross? How are those memories in your object and are you willing to let it go? When you donate the object at BRIC, you'll be asked to tell a short story about it and what it represents.
The artist will then wrap them in plastic of different colors, transforming them into abstract sculptures and disconnecting them from specific memories. In fall 2018, you can return to BRIC to organize the sculptures in an exhibition in the Project Room and re-encounter your and others’ memories, physically present but visually abstracted. The installation becomes a collective, community activity that inspires interaction and conversation around memory and what happens when we cross borders.
Juanli Carrión is a multi-media artist whose work explores community, memory, and collective and individual identity through site-specific installations. Carrión will have a solo exhibition in BRIC’s Project Room from September 13- November 11, 2018. He has been featured at White Box and Y Gallery, both in NY; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Peru; La Conservera, Murcia, Spain; Rosa Santos Gallery, Valencia, Spain; and Rum46, Arthus, Denmark. His public gardens have been installed in Brooklyn; Manhattan; the Bronx; Holma, Sweden; and Valencia and Murcia, both in Spain. Carrión is the recipient of numerous grants, including those from the Brooklyn Arts Council; Partnerships for Parks; and the Ministry of Culture of Spain. He received his BA in New Media Arts from Universite Vicennes-Saint Denis, Paris, and his BFA in Fine Arts from Universidad de Granada, Spain. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sculpture at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain.
The Project Room, located adjacent to the Gallery in BRIC House is an added resource for video work, BRIC's emerging curator program, small-scale exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects.