Front cover image for What will be already exists : temporalities of Cold War archives in East-Central Europe and beyond

What will be already exists : temporalities of Cold War archives in East-Central Europe and beyond

Emese Kürti (Editor, Contributor), Zsuzsa László (Editor, Writer of introduction), Zdenka Badovinac (Contributor)
How do artist archives survive and stay authentic in radically changed contexts? The volume addresses the challenge of continuity, sustainability, and institutionalization of archives established by Eastern European artists. At its center stands the 40th anniversary of the Artpool Art Research Center founded in 1979 in Budapest as an underground institution based on György Galántai's 'Active Archive' concept. Ten internationally renowned scholars propose contemporary interpretations of this concept and frame artist archives not as mere sources of art history but as models of self-historicization. The contributions give knowledgeable insights into the transition of Cold War art networks and institutional landscapes
Print Book, English, 2021
Transcript, Bielefeld, 2021
Image (Transcript (Firm)), v. 200, volume 200
196 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
9783837658231, 3837658236
Collecting the future: a personal history of an archive / Kristine Stiles
"Destroy, she said": the archive between archivo-philia and archivo-phobia / Sven Spieker
Active gaps and absences in artist archives: Stano Filko and Dóra Maurer / Daniel Grúň
The new sectarianism: a manual for art / David Crowley
Self-historicization: artist archives in eastern Europe / Zdenka Badovinac
Collaborative actions, continued omissions: notes toward a feminist revisiting of Yugoslav collectives in the 1960s and 1970s: the case of the OHO Group / Lina Džuverović
Expansive underground: Artpool's path from self-institutionalization to a museum / Emese Kürti
The alternative official? KwieKulik's studio of activitie, documentation, and propagation as a state-financed performance archive under real socialism / Tomasz Załuski
The life and afterlife of the archive: Ewa Partum's and VALIE EXPORT's archives / Karolina Majewska-Güde a user's guide: remediation, digitization, and the networked art archive / Roddy Hunter and Judit Bodor