Our Programme Archiving Contemporary Art: A Workshop (Tuesday, March 27, 2018)
9.30am - 9.45am
9.45AM - 10AM
WELCOME BY ELLIE PORTER, ART360 FOUNDATION (live-stream here)
10am - 10.45AM
VICTORIA LANE & JUDY VAKNIN, ART ARCHIVES CONSULTANCY (live-stream here)
With a wealth of experience in archiving and consultancy, Victoria and Judy will begin the day with an introduction to archiving and legacy planning. They will look at what comprises an archive, what an archivist actually does, what can happen to an archive. They will also reflect on how their experiences of working with artists and their archives has made them question and re-examine their roles as archivists, and how traditional concepts of the archive are being revisited and challenged by artists. Click here to read their biographies.
10.45AM - 11.30AM
MEL FRANCIS, ARCHIVIST
Drawing on a range of experiences in visual art institutions and artist’s studios, Mel will explore the challenges of inventorying conceptual works, considering ways to edit and re-stage archives, and the role of exhibitions and publications in helping archives take shape. She will address the pressing topic of technology and its limits, and the key importance of collaboration. Click here to read her biography.
11.30am - 12.15
JOHN HILLIARD, ARTIST & TITO MAGRINI, ARCHIVIST (live-stream here)
Tito and John have worked collaboratively on the Art360 Project. This session will consider the initial phase of archiving, the practical systems Tito has developed and implemented over time and the layers of content the archive’s new structure has revealed. Drawing on personal experience, both artist and archivist will reflect on their distinct but reciprocal roles within the archival process. Click here to read their biographies.
12.15PM - 1pm
PAUL ROUSSEAU, CURATOR, THE JOHN DEAKIN ARCHIVE (live-stream here)
Paul will describe his role in managing the archive of John Deakin, who is best known for a striking series of portraits he took when working for British Vogue magazine in the early 1950s, and for providing Francis Bacon with photographs of some of their shared Soho circle to use as base images from which to paint. Unrelated to these projects, the John Deakin Archive holds thousands of negatives and hundreds of prints. What are these other images, who are they of and what do they tell us about Deakin, his working practice and his time? Click here to read his biography.
1pm - 2pm
2pm - 2.45pm
MAYA BALCIOGLU, ARTIST & GILANE TAWADROS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DACS (live-stream here)
This session will reflect upon Maya’s collaborative role in the formation and continued development of the archive of artist Stuart Brisley. Maya and Gilane will consider the notion of the ‘artist archivist’ and the relationship between archives and time. Conversation will centre on the process of historicising performance through archival practice, and the dual process of producing an archive and website. Click here to read their biographies.
2.45pm - 3.30pm
STELLA KEEN, ARTIST (live-stream here)
As an Art360 Project participant, Stella will share her experience of archiving the life’s work of her father, artist Jeff Keen. She will provide valuable insight into the practical stages of taking apart and collating a large and dynamic body of work in her father’s studio. Click here to read her biography.
3.30PM - 4.15pm
HAYLEY NEWMAN, ARTIST & MARK WAUGH, ART360 FOUNDATION
Hayley (Art360 Project artist) and Mark will engage in conversation on the pressing subject of archiving and documenting performance. Hayley will discuss her collaboration with costume designers and photographers, and ways in which these partnerships materialise in her archive. Click here to read their biographies.
4.15pm - 5pm
JAMES TRAVERS, CULTURAL PROPERTY MANAGER, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES & MARK WAUGH, ART360 FOUNDATION (live-stream here)
James will provide an introduction to the National Archives’ new funding programme ‘Archives Revealed’, and folllowing this, Mark will address the subject of archives and ‘value’. We will consider both the economic and cultural implications of value, and how to assess the manifold value(s) of an archive. Click here to read their biographies.