On the Efficacy of Creative Remembrance

Iraqmemorial.org Panel Discussion: On the Efficacy of Creative Remembrance

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30pm

EFA Project Space

323 W 39th Street, 2nd floor

Launched in 2007 as a forum for online discussion between artists, architects and designers, the participation-based conceptual project, iraqimemorial.org’s goal is to propose concepts for memorials to the too many civilian casualties that occur unnoticed as a result from the ongoing conflict in Iraq. iraqmemorial.org, in conjunction with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space, which is currently exhibiting a collection of plans and responses generated on the iraqmemorial.org’s site, will host panel discussion regarding the efficacy of creative remembrance on Thursday, October 20th. The panel will be moderated by project director and exhibition curator Joseph DeLappe and include independent curator, writer, and ADHT faculty member Raul Zamudio, juror Yaelle Amir,  and artists Wafaa Bilal, Joseph Choma, Matt Kenyon and Sayoko Yoshida.

Touching upon a wide-ranging scope of issues regarding the efficacy of the conceptualization and realization of contemporary memorials, monuments and counter-monuments to the victims of war, the panel group will tackle big item questions such as, how do we critically assess the effect of a project such as iraqimemorial.org and what are the the pitfalls and possibilities of developing DIY memorial projects?

The iraqmemorial.org exhibition at EFA Project Space closes on Saturday, October 22th.


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