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#1 Collective Memory: Archives, Affects, Encounters and Open Source. Lecture by Laurence Rassel

21.11.2017

documenta Institute Discourse #1

 

Tuesday, November 21,2017, 6.30 pm

 

Venue: Auditorium of the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Menzelstraße 13-15

 

Admission free

 

Address of Welcome: Prof. Dr. Nora Sternfeld, documenta professor

 

A collaboration with the documenta professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

The concept of collective memory regarding the archive of a museum or an art center is not an obvious concept. Most of the people consider the museum or the art center, not as the deposit of a collective memory, of a collective knowledge but as the owner of this content and as provider of service, as provider of order: what it is worthwhile to preserve and display in terms of art and culture finds there its place. How to make understandable, sensitive, visible that the archive of the museums has to be opened, has to be used, can be questioned? How can we - as workers, as citizens, as artists, as educators, as students - be engaged with any institution critically, actively and creatively?

 

Laurence Rassel will explore the case of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies between 2008 and 2015 which was in the process of opening the archives, opening the institution to outline the events that are happening in time and space in the Fundació, and to interrogate the parameters and limits of an archive and to keep a creative movement.

 

Laurence Rassel is director of the école de recherche graphique, école supérieure des arts in Brussels.