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Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Graphic logo of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where "Lost In The Memory Palace" will be showing on September 21 and runs through January 12, 2014. Courtesy of MCASD.

Above: Graphic logo of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where "Lost In The Memory Palace" will be showing on September 21 and runs through January 12, 2014. Courtesy of MCASD.

The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed, and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario.

Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with The Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Vancouver Art Gallery, "Lost in the Memory Palace" is a selected survey that takes as its focus Cardiff and Miller’s work from the mid-1990s to today.

Spanning a period from key early pieces such as Dark Pool (1995) and The Muriel Lake Incident (1999) to recent works including Killing Machine (2007) and Experiment in F# Minor (2013), the exhibition consists of a series of discrete immersive environments.

These installations, all of which have a strong architectural character, are imaginary spaces where time slows down and is altered, allowing fictional and historical narratives to blend and merge with the viewer’s own experience and memory.

Dates: This MCASD exhibit will be showing Saturday, Sep 21, 2013 through Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at the La Jolla location.

Prices: Admission is free for visitors under the age of 25 as well as for military members and their families (with ID). Students 26 and over (with ID) pay $5.00. Seniors also pay $5.00. General Admission is $10.00.

Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla
700 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
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