“THE ARCHIVE AS . . .” at Kunstverein München

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THE ARCHIVE AS . . .
. . . A PROVOCATION
. . . WHAT CAN BE SAID
. . . A HEADACHE
. . . THE ACT OF PUBLISHING
. . . MAKING THINGS PUBLIC
. . . A CELEBRATION
. . . A SCORE
. . . AN ONGOING DIALOGUE
. . . A REHEARSAL
. . . SLOW RUNNER
. . . EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST
. . . A PLACE OF GATHERING
. . . THE REFUSAL OF THE GHOSTS TO GIVE UP ON US

On the event of the bicentennial of Kunstverein München, the exhibition brings collectively two centuries of the establishment’s archival paperwork for the primary time. In the course of the exhibition these shall be embedded in a dense discursive program to query how this historic materials and the topography of its absences will be made productive for the current.

Becoming a member of supplies saved on website on the Kunstverein, amongst them publications, posters, and printed matter, is a listing of archival data held by town archive of Munich. Right here administrative paperwork, documentation of exhibitions or artworks are offered, “learn,” and put into relation with one another as visible testimonies located in an adaptable show construction.

On a weekly foundation, artists, theorists, (artwork) historians, and former workforce members dedicate themselves to the archival materials below sure focus factors of their very own analysis or expertise, (re)arranging and contextualizing or inserting new materials. On this means, the historical past of the Kunstverein shall be mentioned in a polyphonic context, because the “spokesperson” position of the establishment is handed over. The exhibition format, altering by its completely different actors, negotiates with and in public the query of how histories are constituted. On this course of, the previous isn’t handled as one to be reconstructed, however as a illustration of actuality guided by (private) pursuits and contradictions.

An exhibition and discursive program with:
manuel arturo abreu, Niloufar Emamifar, Saidiya Hartman, Moshtari Hilal, Onyeka Igwe, Joshua Leon, Maria Lind, Michaela Melián, Shola von Reinhold, Alan Ruiz, Rachel Salamander, Nora Sternfeld, Sinthujan Varatharajah, Helena Vilalta, amongst others

at Kunstverein München
till August 27, 2023


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