Unboxed: Artists & the Archive

5 - 6 Sep 2017
South Bank Centre, London, United Kingdom
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Leading up to the Hayward Gallery reopening, archives and archival practices are presented in a two-day event featuring discussion, film, performance and artist commissions.

On the evening of Tuesday 5 September, the Australian artist collective Barbara Cleveland delivers The History of Performance, a participatory work inviting recollections of historic performances at Hayward Gallery.

On Wednesday 6 September, panel discussions will ask Why We Archive, with Hammad Nasar (curator and former Head of Research and Programmes at Asia Art Archive, London) and Karen Di Franco (curator and researcher, London); and How to Exhibit an Archive, with Dr Jo Melvin (Reader, Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts), Larry Achiampong (artist, London), Barbara Cleveland (artist collective, Sydney) and Uriel Orlow (artist, London).

A series of informal breakout sessions allow a number of participants to present their research projects in greater depth, while artists Larry Achiampong, Marysia Lewandowska and Florence Peake will present new works in response to Hayward Gallery’s exhibition archive, including the seminal exhibitions The New Art (1972) and The Other Story (1989).

This event is generously supported by the Art Fund

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