Memento Mons is an invitation to embark on a journey of discovery.
Cabinets with a curious collection of historical pieces in an entourage of contemporary objects balancing on the border between visual art, craft and design. A contemporary cabinet of curiosities, a tribute to the ‘Wunderkammer’, in which universal notions of ‘vanitas’ are deconstructed and underlined. The concept of ‘memento’ is just as relevant and current today as it was in the time of the Romans. “Look behind you! Remember that you are only human!” the slave whispered into the ear of the victorious general during Roman triumph. [Tertullian]
In essence, nothing has really changed …
Concept & scenography: artist duo atelier lachaert dhanis