Radical Archives

When 11 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016
Where Multiple
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New York, NY
United States
Enquiry (212) 998-3700

A two-day conference organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, including: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; and considerations of how archiving in itself might be a radical act in certain moments or contexts. An international contingent of archivists, artists, artist-archivists, activist archivists, theorists, and scholars working with archives will present and discuss their work and ideas. The conference will include a screening series, performances, and four plenary sessions: Archive and Affect, or the embodied archive; Archiving Around Absence, or reading for the shadows; Archives and Ethics, or stealing from and for archives; and Archive as Constellation, or archive as method, medium, interface, and script.

Curated by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh, the 2013-2014 A/P/A Institute at NYU Artists-in Residence

Co-sponsored by Asia Art Archive, Hemispheric Institute, NYU History Department, NYU Moving Image Archive Program, and NYU Archives and Public History Program.

Conference sessions to take place at NYU Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th Street) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (8 Washington Mews). 

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.