L’Archivio e la storia. Una relazione non lineare. Conference organised by Carla Subrizi. Interventions by: Maria Alicata, Cristina Baldacci, Raffaele Bedarida, Lara Conte, Sergio Cortesini, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Federica Muzzarelli, Giulia Pedace, Judith Revel, Carla Subrizi, Andrea Viliani. 31.03.2023

L’ARCHIVIO E LA STORIA. UNA RELAZIONE NON LINEARE

Conference organised by Carla Subrizi

31 March 2023

14.30 – 19.00

Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83082701801?pwd=OVpaMVFvZTEvTkFFWk9pNk1ZbGw5dz09

The conference entitled L’Archivio e la storia. Una relazione non lineare (The Archive and history: A non-linear relationship), curated by Carla Subrizi and conceived together with Gianfranco Baruchello, is intended to be an opportunity for discussion and debate on the concept of the archive itself, focusing on the ways in which this term and its relationship with history and art history in particular are currently being discussed. The archive is seen in this case not only as a simple place of preservation but as a starting point for studying and reactivating what is collected in it.
The aim of the day is to ask some questions and to try if not to find exhaustive answers to these questions: “is the archive the source of history or the problematic terrain of multiple readings of history? How does today’s impulse to understand “archives” in museum collections problematise the theoretical premise that Hal Foster in 2004 called “An Archival Impulse”? The aim of the conference is to reflect on the theoretical and methodological premises underlying the presentation and consultation of archival documents, in order to understand, in the final analysis, how the identification of unpublished materials, alongside the better-known ones, can open up new perspectives for research, study and reinterpretation of art history” (from the Foreword to the Conference by Carla Subrizi).
The Conference is divided into two sections and presents papers that consider theoretical and research perspectives, exhibition methodologies, and case studies referring to artists’ archives.

PROGRAM

PART_1

14.30-16.30

Introduces and moderates

Carla Subrizi, (Fondazione Baruchello; Sapienza Università di Roma)
L’Archivio e la storia. Una relazione non lineare

Federica Muzzarelli, (Università di Bologna)
La storia che non c’è. Studiare e raccontare le donne fotografe italiane

Lara Conte, (Università Roma Tre)
L’Archivio come pratica curatoriale

Cristina Baldacci, (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
L’archivio e l'”impossibilità” di archiviare come pratica artistica

Sergio Cortesini, (Università di Pisa)
Fonti per una prospettiva queer in Italia

Judith Revel, (Université Paris Nanterre)
Produrre archivio

DISCUSSION

PART_2

17.00-19.00

Philippe-Alain Michaud, (Centre Georges Pompidou, Parigi)
Une archive résiduelle : films oubliés du musée d’histoire naturelle de Paris

Raffaele Bedarida, (The Cooper Union, New York)
Documentare e rappresentare l’antifascismo in Italia nel dopoguerra e oggi

Maria Alicata, (Sapienza Università di Roma)
L’archivio è la mostra. Gianfranco Baruchello e l’Agricola Cornelia S.p.A

Andrea Viliani, (Museo delle Civiltà, Roma)
Archivio e (o) Museo, Opera e (o) Documento: una possibile genealogia dei Musei di Carta

Giulia Pedace, (MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma)
L’Archivio nell’istituzione museale: acquisizione, gestione, valorizzazione

CONCLUSION