CHECK-IN BUDAPEST 7.
THE RAW, THE COOKED AND THE PACKAGED
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, 2007-2008byIvor 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, it 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.
Perpetuum Mobilε, co-founded by Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukonen, is a conduit and engine to bring together art, practice and enquiry. It acts as a vehicle to re-imagine certain basic historical, institutional as well as theoretical paradigms in these fields, which often exist in disparate institutional frames and territories. Recent Projects include THE RAW, THE COOKED AND THE PACKAGED - The Archive of Perestroika Art (KIASMA, 2007-8) and Framework 8/2008, "PATHS NOT TAKEN".
Perpetuum Mobilε is in permanent motion, yet its archive can be found at