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an archival impulse


Ozolins, BT and Frost, RE and Redmond, E, an archival impulse, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 40 (2011) [Curated Exhibition]


An archival impulse has been inspired by Hal Foster’s 2004 essay of the same title. Foster identifies the presence of a distinct archival impulse in contemporary art and argues that the way a number of artists have used historical material in recent years reflects a desire ‘to connect what cannot be connected’. Informed by the work of artists such as Richter, Kabakov, Moffatt and Boltanksi, An Archival Impulse features artists that use both public and private archival material to explore themes that include history, memory, truth, identity, hybridity and the everyday. While the selected artists use a diverse range of media and approaches, collectively their work reflects a deep sense of longing for connection with the archival material that forms the basis of their practice. An archival impulse will feature Tasmanian, national and international artists working with photography, video, printmaking and installation.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Ozolins, BT (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
UTAS Author:Frost, RE (Dr Ruth Frost)
UTAS Author:Redmond, E (Ms Elisabeth Redmond)
ID Code:70752
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-07-01
Last Modified:2017-11-17

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