Charles Merewether (ed.): The Archive (2006)

31 July 2011, dusan

“In the modern era, the archive—official or personal—has become the most significant means by which historical knowledge and memory are collected, stored, and recovered. The archive has thus emerged as a key site of inquiry in such fields as anthropology, critical theory, history, and, especially, recent art. Traces and testimonies of such events as World War II and ensuing conflicts, the emergence of the postcolonial era, and the fall of communism have each provoked a reconsideration of the authority given the archive—no longer viewed as a neutral, transparent site of record but as a contested subject and medium in itself.

This volume surveys the full diversity of our transformed theoretical and critical notions of the archive—as idea and as physical presence—from Freud’s “mystic writing pad” to Derrida’s “archive fever”; from Christian Boltanski’s first autobiographical explorations of archival material in the 1960s to the practice of artists as various as Susan Hiller, Ilya Kabakov, Thomas Hirshhorn, Renée Green, and The Atlas Group in the present.”

Publisher Whitechapel, London, and MIT Press, 2006
Documents of Contemporary Art series
ISBN 0262633388, 9780262633383
207 pages

Reviews: Sas Mays ( 2009), Barbara Beckers (Incirculation 2012).


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Charles A. Csuri: Beyond Boundaries, 1963-present, catalogue (2006)

29 July 2011, dusan

“Published in conjunction with the exhibition Charles A. Csuri: Beyond Boundaries, 1963 – present. The exhibition was held in Boston, Summer 2006 at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, and subsequently showed at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan from June – August 2008. The exhibition was an extensive retrospective that celebrated the life and computer art of Charles A. Csuri. The show examined and historically contextualized over 85 of Csuri’s computer artworks from 1963 to 2006. The exhibition included Csuri’s first plotter drawing, previously unseen samples from the artist’s sketchbook, preserved Real-time art objects, rediscovered works from the early period, documentary footage, the animated 1968 film Hummingbird (now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY), examples from the Infinity Series, recent still and animated works, and more. This 176-page, full-color catalogue includes scholarly essays, art historical and art critical writings.”

Edited by Janice M. Glowski
ISBN 0-9787275-0-9
176 pages


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