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Archives in the present time

Project leaders:
Catherine Perret
Soko Phay-Vakalis
Patrick Nardin

In collaboration with:
Centre d’Art Contemporain de Metz
University of Copenhagen
University of Leeds
University of Brussels

The program "Archives in the present time" aims at developing scientific and artistic collaboration on the issue of archives, an issue that is at the heart of museums policies, their exhibition and transmission practices. It also aims at promoting an international network of research in humanities thanks to an epistemological study of the archive as part of cultural studies and postcolonial studies, combined with the analysis of different uses of archives by today’s artists.

In this prospect, two approaches will be developped: on one side, the "medium-future" of the exhibition based on museum collections, and on the other site the "art-future" of archives through reuses of existing materials. This project will combine a series of scientific meetings, an exhibition and a publication, showing how topical this issue is.

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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