THE NEED TO HISTORIZE
Over the last decade a number of artistic, theoretical and inter-disciplinary initiatives and activities have appeared in the artistic community, resuscitating the relatively classical topos of the “archive”.
It is precisely this geographical and epistemological variety of archive interests that has led to organising this working meeting. Its aim is to create an inter-personal communication network among those involved in new narratives of classification and archiving. The organisers intend to initiate communication between players from the former Communist bloc and those from the Middle- East, two regions in which the role of the revaluation of history, subjective and collective memory, their discontinuities and parallelism, holds a topical political and artistic dimension.
The working meeting will take the form of presentations by guests of their activities followed by working discussions. The talks will focus on Archives from a personal standpoint. Participants will provide an introductory insight into the issues involved and orientation with regard to typologies, structures and origins of their particular interest to the archives.
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.