04 - 12 MAY

A rememory that belongs to somebody else


Anna Karima Wane

"Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place—the picture of it—stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there in the world. 'Can other people see it?' asked Denver. 'Oh, yes. Oh, yes, yes, yes. Someday you'll be walking down the road and you'll hear something or see something going on. So clear. And you think it’s you thinking it up. A thought picture. But no. It’s when you bump into a rememory that belongs to somebody else.'"

— Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)

“A rememory that belongs to somebody else” is the MFA Thesis show of Anna Karima Wame. The installation at the Museum of Impossible Forms brings together a series of gestures, or rehearsals, towards a rememory. They are not final, how could they be? They are merely attempts to formulate questions about family, history, the archive, acts of remembering, and memorializing. Some of these questions come from being immersed within the world of documents and archives, and seeing what has been deemed worthy of being recorded. Who is not present and why? Using video, archival documents, images, and text, the work is an exercise in creating a personal archive which puts an emphasis on the subjectivity of the archivist. It aims to desacralize the archive and complexify notions of truth through thinking with the mundane. "A rememory that belongs to somebody else" is, above all, a dedication to Wane’s grandmother and the women in her family and ancestry, whose stories are abridged to make space for those of the men they have loved and raised.


Anna Karima Wane is an artist and (occasional) curator from Dakar, Senegal. She works with memory and silenced histories. Wane is scheduled to complete her Master's in Fine Arts at Kuvataideakatemia in December 2024. The rest, you will have to ask directly.

Opening: Saturday May 4th, from 17:00 – 19:00

On view during 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 of May

From 12:00 to 19:00

Monday and Friday are closed.

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