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"The Living Archive" - a seminar on artistic practices and research

News: Oct 21, 2011

"The Living Archive" is a seminar at the intersection of artistic practices and artistic research that focuses on the intervention of art in the archive and in the (Gothenburg) urban space. At the seminar artists, artistic researchers, art historians and the general public will discuss methods, practices, histories and possible ways to write this history during two days of presentations, screenings, lectures and conversations.
Welcome to a two-day seminar entitled The Living Archive, October 26-27th!

October 26 is devoted to the relations between archives, documents and art.
Sven Spieker, author of the much acclaimed The Big Archive. Art from Bureaucracy (2008), and professor at the Department of Art and Art History at UC Santa Barbara, will lecture on the relation between 20th century art and the archive under the title ”The Knowledge Turn – Notes on Art and Archive in Post-Fordist Times.”
The artists, writers and filmmakers Jörgen Gassilewski, Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson, Lina Selander and Anna Ådahl will present work and talk about artistic methods in relation to archival and document based art projects, with a partial focus on events and archives located in Gothenburg.

October 27 is devoted to artistic research and artistic interventions in the public space. What kind of art works has intervened in the Gothenburgian urban space? What took place in Gothenburg during the early 1990s? How are these histories administered? These questions and others will be the subject for the presentations, lectures and talks during this day. Contributors: Sam Belinfante, Henric Benesch and Emma Corkhill, Minna Heikinaho, Stefan Karlsson, Gun Lund, and Elin Wikström

"The Living Archive" is organized by Göteborgs konsthall and Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet in collaboration with CICA – Changing Identities and Context in the Arts: Artistic Research as the New European Paradigm for the Arts.

The program is organized by Cecilia Grönberg, Mika Hannula and Mikael Nanfeldt.

For additional information and a detailed program:


The Living Archive
October 26, Glashuset, Valand (Chalmersgatan 4)
October 27, Valand lecture hall (Vasagatan 50)


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