Theory Lecture: OSArchivum through ACAX, Hungary

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THE RAW, THE COOKED AND THE PACKAGED
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THE ARCHIVE OF PERESTROIKA ART
co-organized by ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange and the Open Society Archives
Date: 14 April 2009, 6pm
Location: Open Society Archive (1051 Budapest Arany János u. 32.)

Theoretical conceptions of the eponymous archival exhibition at The Museum for Contemporary Art, KIASMA Helsinki, 2007-2008, presented by Ivor Stodolsky with the contribution of co-curator and Perpetuum Mobilε co-founder Marita Muukkonen

This lecture introduces an anthropological-semiotic paradigm and demonstrates its application in a museum context. Originally developed in response to the conditions of the western “hyperreal” and the obfuscations of “postmodernist” theory, the “production paradigm” – The Raw, The Cooked and The Packaged – was applied to the curatorial and anthropological problem of understanding the “archive” of art/artifacts of the Perestroika era, and its historicisation. In the course of the presentation – which will include short films and other visual documentation – the complex of theoretical, institutional and artistic issues involved in affecting an appropriate representation of the Perestroika era will be brought to light.
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The “Archive of Tins” at the exhibition in Kiasma.
Includes: A tin of Soviet tooth-powder, a tin celebrating the 22nd Congress of the CPSU and a signed Campbell’s Soup Can by Andy Warhol. On the right, a photograph of Warhol holding a painting by Oleg Kotelnikov.
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