Artists in the Archive: Creative and Curatorial Engagements with the Documents of Art and Performance

Paul Clarke (Editor), Simon Jones (Editor), Nick Kaye (Editor), Johanna Linsley

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Artists in the Archive explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a stunning collection of critical writings and original artworks. It examines the politics and philosophy behind re-using remains, historicising this artistic practice and considering the breadth of ways in which archival materials inform, inflect and influence new works.

Taking a fresh look at the relationships between insider know-how and outsider knowledge, Artists in the Archive opens a vital dialogue between a global range of artists and scholars. It seeks to trouble the distinction between artistic practice and scholarly research, offering disciplinary perspectives from experimental theatre, performance art, choreography and dance, to visual art making, archiving and curating.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781315680972
ISBN (Print)9781138929784, 9781138915381
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018

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