Archive: memory of the show

Archive: Memory of the Show explores the task and meaning of the archive, as both a facility and a concept in the field of contemporary art. Artists’ archives and archives related to museums (such as its permanent collections) have gained prominence in our cultural discourse since the turn of the millennium. But how should an exhibition or a biennial be documented or archived? And is a curator’s archive worth keeping for memory?

With contributions by: Chiara Bertola, Francesco Manacorda, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Arlette Farge, Bruce Altshuler, Sandra Frimmel, Jurgen Harten, Matthias Müller, Peter Piller, Rafal Niemojewski, Vadim Zakharov, Yasmine Van Pee, Leif Magne Tangen, Frédéric Maufras, Anton Vidokle, Marieke van Hal, Roomer’s Sight and Henry Meyric Hughes.