The Future of the Richard Demarco Archive

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    This was the first of a series of closed workshops organised by ART360 Foundation to explore the future of the Richard Demarco Archive, currently located in Edinburgh, and containing an immense and complex set of materials connected to Euro-Scottish cultural narratives and significant artists who have helped define contemporary practice in the second half of the twentieth century.

    The workshop series has emerged through a project delivered by Art360 Foundation, Creative Scotland and National Galleries Scotland, which aims to find ways of distributing and curating Demarco's prolific archive with the possibility of inviting UK and international institutions to host satellite collections. Workshops in 2022 and 2023 will explore the legal and ethical concerns arising from questions of documentation, subjectivity and perspective as embodied in the archive, and address ways of transforming the archive into an engine of research into tropes of international art after 1945.

    The first workshop - with an invited number of presenters and workshop contributors - focused on the question 'What is documentation?', with a keynote presentation by Anna Schäffler (Free University Berlin), presentations by Adam Lockhart (Dundee University) and a conversation between Richard Demarco and workshop participants chaired by ART360 Director, Mark Waugh.
    Period30 Aug 2022
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationEdinburghShow on map


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