Archival Performativity

1 February 2016, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Dr Joanna Melvin (Chelsea College of Arts, writer, curator and senior lecturer in Fine Art theory)
in conversation with
Dr Luke Skrebowski (Churchill College)

Jo Melvin is Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Melvin has been investigating the interconnections between the archives of artists’, critics, museums, galleries and magazines from the 1960s to the present day since the early 90s. She recently curated the exhibition Christine Kozlov: Information at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (which is open until February 21st) and her work has recently appeared in the catalogue for Seth Siegelaub: Beyond Conceptual Art accompanying the current exhibition at the Stedlijk, Amsterdam. Melvin’s talk will be titled 'Artists conversations 1960s-70s: Inhabiting the archive and transgression re-performing networks', and she will talk about the milieu surrounding artist Christine Kozlov’s practice, strategies and tactics as a paradigm for archival performativity. 

Luke Skrebowski is a Fellow in History of Art at Churchill College. His research and teaching focus on the history and theory of late modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on Conceptual art and its legacies. He is currently completing a book entitled The Politics of Anti-Aesthetics: Contesting Conceptual Art and is co-editor of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art, (Sternberg Press, 2011). His writing has appeared in journals including Art History, Grey Room, Manifesta Journal, Tate Papers, Third Text, as well as in numerous anthologies and exhibition catalogues. 
 

 

 

Open to all.  No registration required.
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), series.


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