Category Archives: art

ARCHIVE/COUNTER-ARCHIVES 

Just published! The latest issue of the journal Public  #57 From the journal’s website: “ARCHIVE/COUNTER-ARCHIVES advances conversations regarding the changing nature and political realities of audio and visual heritage in the twenty-first century. Bringing together artists, archivists, and researchers, this issue of PUBLIC argues that the re-thinking of audio-visual heritage preservation is ultimately strategic and political, especially […]

Archiving the Unarchivable: Conference

Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24, 2018 Venue: documenta Halle, Dy-​Ry-Straße 1, 34117 Kassel Program With its extensive media collection, which serves as analog and digital documentation of the world’s most important art exhibition of contemporary art, the documenta archiv would like to use this conference to […]

Getty acquires concrete poetry

The following reposted from ArtfixDaily.com raises particularly interesting questions around the materiality of these acquisitions: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced today the acquisition of a suite of prints, a folded paper poem, and an artist’s book by the Scottish artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, as well as a 3D “cubepoem” by the Brazilian artist […]

CFP: Summoning the Archive

A Symposium on the Periodical, Printed Matter, and Digital Archiving at the Institute for Public Knowledge New York University 11-13 May 2017 Organizer: Meghan Forbes, NYU and UT-Austin Keynote Speaker: Jenna Freedman, Barnard     The printing and distribution of the avant-garde magazine, illustrated weekly, and underground zine have developed in the twentieth century in […]

Pop-Up Workshop Sydney: Close Up

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 2:30-5:00pm University of Technology Sydney  BUILDING 10, JONES STREET, FLOOR 14, ROOM 201   ‘Distant reading’ as ‘close reading’; Or, how to escape hermetic hermeneutics in approaching digital archives KATHERINE BODE (Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ANU) Memory and Oblivion: The Photographic Work of Anne Ferran and Rosângela Rennó SUSAN BEST […]

Radical Art of Archiving Performance

Fascinating article by Alexis Clements on ‘The Radical Art of Archiving Performance, as Practiced by Martha Wilson‘ from Hyperallergic, 8 April 2015. Clements reminds us how, ‘The practices of using first-person accounts or oral histories, ephemera and grassroots archives, as well as alternative publishers, have long been core strategies for feminists seeking to document and preserve histories […]

Staging the Archive

A new book to note: Ernst Van Alphen‘s Staging the Archive: Art and Photography in the Age of New Media (Reaktion Books, 2014). From the publisher’s website: “Staging the Archive shows how artists read the concept of the archive against the grain, questioning not only what the archive is and can be but what materials, […]