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Artists in the Archive: Creative and Curatorial Engagements with Documents of Art and Performance

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Publisher or commissioning bodyRoutledge
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9781138929784
ISBN (Print)9781138929784
DatePublished - 12 Jun 2018


Artists in the Archive explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a stunning collection of critical writings and original artworks. It examines the politics and philosophy behind re-using remains, historicising this artistic practice and considering the breadth of ways in which archival materials inform, inflect and influence new works.

Taking a fresh look at the relationships between insider know-how and outsider knowledge, Artists in the Archive opens a vital dialogue between a global range of artists and scholars. It seeks to trouble the distinction between artistic practice and scholarly research, offering disciplinary perspectives from experimental theatre, performance art, choreography and dance, to visual art making, archiving and curating.

    Research areas

  • Theatre, Performance, Visual Arts, Museum studies, Heritage Management


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