All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist

All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist
Library Shelf Location 13c.VAKN
Publication Date 2013

All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist explores the documentation of the creative process. From their different viewpoints, fifteen leading artists, archivists and art historians, reflect on ways that artists and archivists deal with ‘all this stuff’, and how artists manage and relate to their own archives. Introduced by Clive Phillpot, All This Stuff includes artists and writers such as Gustav Metzger, Bruce McLean, Barbara Steveni, John Latham, Barry Flanagan, Edward Burra, Penelope Curtis and Neal White. All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist breaks new ground in the field of archive theory, documenting the innovative ways in which the arts are challenging the distinctions, processes and crossovers between artworks and archives. This critical reexamination exemplifies how the field of art archiving is changing theory and practice and our understanding of what an archive is, or could be. Valuable insights are given into the archival process, addressing questions about what material artists should be keeping and what may happen to it after it has been accepted by an archival institution. This book also explores how archives can be made accessible using original and non-traditional approaches, and the unpredictable ways in which they may be recontextualised, explored and interpreted in the future. Contents: Introduction / by Clive Phillpot -- From out of the shadows / Penelope Curtis -- Section 1: Artists. An interview with Gustav Metzger -- The impossibility of archiving in the mind of an artist still living / Bruce McLean and Donald Smith -- Experiments and archives in the expanded field / Neal White -- An interview with Barbara Steveni -- Artists and archives: a correspondence / Uriel Orlow and Ruth Maclennan -- The artist in the archive: Frederico Câmara / Victoria Lane -- Section 2: Archivists. All that stuff! / Anna McNally -- Archive as event: creative archiving for John Latham -- Barry Flanagan's Archive: Interconnectivities / Jo Melvin and Meirian Jump -- Section 3: Art historians and theorists. Witnessing the archive: art, capitalism and memory / Sas Mays -- "I can never find anything among the piles of old paper and general rubbish": Edward Burra and his archive / Jane Stevenson.

ISBN 9781907471766
Quantity 1
Pages 179
Editors Judy Vaknin, Karyn Stuckey, Victoria Lane
Format Paperback
Publisher Libri Publishing
Related Artists Gustav Metzger, John Latham, Barbara Steveni, Frederico Camara
Category Library and Archive Science
Keywords Archives, Documentation
Language English

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