Must we archive the things we should rather forget? Is archiving a way to make something disappear? In these strange conjectures is where LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive) and The Salvage Art Institute in the USA try to respond, without necessarily finding answers.
Article intitulé « The Contemporary Oddities of the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive », Janvier 2018. Citation dans sa forme originale : « While the purpose of an archive is ostensibly to preserve the material culture of the past, LACA’s focus is on collecting and historicizing the present. »
« I wanted you to have a space that you could walk into and immediately know it was for research. Not a white cube. »
« What can be forgotten, what’s ok to not remember. », entretien cité, article cité.
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Located in Chinatown, the LACA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, is a fund created by two young Americans, Hailey Loman and Eric Kim. Like most alternative and innovative US-based structures, LACA is a non-profit. The project challenges what we think of when it comes to an archive. And this is precisely where “a” or perhaps “many”…