The term salon has been synonymous with art and cultural life for hundreds of years. Made popular in France during the 17th and 18th century, these gatherings of culturally-minded individuals met to discuss various topics of collective interest with the intention to enrich knowledge, exchange ideas and create discourse.

In the spirit of reviving this idea, The Butcher's Daughter will hold the gallery's first salon event

Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 4 - 6:00 PM

For the first salon, The Trace of Archive and Memory will be on view. This exhibition features Kyohei Abe, Kristina Bilonick, Mira Burack, Cynthia Greig, Michelle McAuliffe and Alison Wong and focuses on the trace of archive and memory in an artist's work.

Each salon will feature a topic for discussion and suggested readings provided by the curator, artists or special guests. This effort is to foster the discussion of art on view and provide insight into the mind of the artist or curatorial mission as it pertains to the theme of the exhibition.

A short directed discussion with the artists on hand will be followed with an open forum about the exhibition and related readings. Below you will find suggested readings as compiled by the artists and curator:

The Trace of Archive and Memory Catalogue_The Butchers Daughter.pdf by Monica Bowman, 2009

Archive Fever, A Freudian Impression, Jacques Derrida, tr., Eric Prenowitz, 1995

Archive Fever: Photography Between History and the Monument, International Center of Photography, Okwui Enwezor, 2008

Kristina Bilonick

Polish Proverbs.pdf

Alzheimers Reminiscence.pdf

Mira Burack

Todos os nomes-excerpt.pdf

Cynthia Greig

Milan Kundera_Slowness.pdf