archive, Cristina Freire

narrator Cristina Freire
term archive
duration 24:50 min
year 2014
courtesy of MG+MSUM

Archive has inflated art criticism as an overstressed concept in the last few decades. Nevertheless, within specific institutional or artistic practices, archives do embody particular meanings. Michel Foucault, in the Archaeology of Knowledge (1969), considers archives as “systems of statements (whether events or things), systems of its enunciability, system of its functioning, relationship that encompass the discourse to a certain epistemology”....