’Tis the season for MFA exhibitions. This time, graduating students from Brooklyn College are putting together an exhibition later this month entitled “Memory Palace.”
The ‘memory palace’ is an ancient memorization technique, in which one mentally furnishes a remembered architectural space with vivid, off the wall mnemonic imagery. The 2011 Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Exhibition resembles a memory palace, in that it is idiosyncratic rather than unified and endeavors to make a virtue of this heterogeneity. The memory palace also serves as a metaphor for the academic experience: In an MFA program, the school supplies the quantitative structures that order the experience–the space, the time, the schedules, the deadlines–and the students furnish the bureaucratic boxes with color, with strangeness, with life.
39-31 29th Street
Long Island City, Queens, New York
Opening Reception: Friday May 20th, 6-10pm
May 20 – June 5, 2011
Open daily from 1- 6 pm