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Arte ≠ Vida and media projects with an archival impulse

Doing some research and came across these interesting projects that are using experimental archival approaches.

Arte ≠ Vida: A Chronology of Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960–2000.
A CHRONOLOGY OF ACTIONS BY ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAS, 1960–2000 BY DEBORAH CULLEN | MUSEO DEL BARRIOThis chronology first appeared in the exhibition catalog Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960–2000 (New York: El Museo Del Barrio, 2008). more info

The Knotted LIne
The Knotted Line is an interactive, tactile laboratory for exploring the historical relationship between freedom and confinement in the geographic area of the United States. With miniature paintings of over 50 historical moments from 1495-2025, The Knotted Line asks: how is freedom measured? Just as importantly, The Knotted Line imagines a new world through the work of grassroots movements for self-determination. More information on the project here.

On the Subject of Archives: e-misférica, summer 2012
Marianne Hirsch and Diana Taylor, editors, “The subject of archives has been a topic of conversation, collaboration and co-teaching between the two of us for several decades. Whether we were working on the memory and postmemory of the Holocaust or the Argentinean Dirty War, thinking about literature, photography, or performance, whether we were co-teaching courses on trauma and memory or co-organizing conferences or workshops, the subject of archives supersisted in our minds. Why had the subject of archives taken on such power?” read more from intro.

Wounded Furniture

Wounded Furniture from NYU Photography and Imaging on Vimeo.

Event Score #15
by Alison Knowles
Premiered July 19th, 1965, Cafe au Go Go, NY

Re-performed at Tisch School of the Arts, September 27, 2011
by Photography and Imaging Multimedia Students, Lorie Novak, Professor

  • This piece uses an old piece of furniture in bad shape. Destroy it further, if you like. Bandage it up with gauze and adhesive. Spray red paint on the wounded joints. Effective lighting helps. This activity may be performed with one or more performers, and simultaneously with other events.

The performance and video are presented in conjunction with Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life at the Grey Art Gallery, September 9 – December 3, 2011. The Wounded Chair is on view in the exhibition.

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980

“Asco: Elite of the Obscure, a Retrospective, 1972-1987” at LACMA review in NYTimes

The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California coming together for the first time to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Starting this fall in LA…

Making Art History, Carolee Schneemann, 1975

Making Art History in Springs: 1975 | The East Hampton Star.
by Gail Levin

Carolee Schneemann performed “Interior Scroll” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs in 1975. The piece is now considered a benchmark in art history and is included in numerous texts on feminist and performance art. Anthony McCall

Ashawagh Hall in Springs often hosts art, but one show in 1975 made art history. For the United Nations’ International Women’s Year, two artists, Joyce Kozloff and Joan Semmel, organized “Women Here and Now,” where Carolee Schneemann performed “Interior Scroll,” which now figures in most chronicles of feminist art and performance. more

see also www.caroleeschneemann.com/


FLUXUS manifesto +

a name taken from a Latin word meaning “to flow”—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s.

The origins of Fluxus lie in many of the concepts explored by composer John Cage in his experimental music of the 1950s, which influenced Lithuanian-born artist George Maciunas. Maciunas (1931–1978) organized the first Fluxus event in 1961 at the AG Gallery in New York City and the first Fluxus festivals in Europe in 1962. more

Fluxus Links
Fluxus Portal
Free download of Fluxus Reader
Aspen 8: Fluxus
Co-Founder Dick Higgins
From Fluxus to Media Artby Amy Taubin

Paul Chan – National Philistine

Paul Chan’s new publishing venture and the relationship between physical and virtual methods of book production read article from Frieze magazine  

Badlands Unlimited founded in 2010, limited edition books, e-books, and artist works.
“We make books in an expanded field.”

Then check out National Philistine for more of Paul Chan’s projects