December 1, 2005 - Iaspis - Seminar: Ibon Aranberri & Roger M. Buergel: Why archives?
December 1, 2005

Seminar: Ibon Aranberri & Roger M. Buergel: Why archives?

Ibon Aranberri & Roger M. Buergel
Seminar: Why archives?
Friday 9 Dec 6-9pm


In conjunction with Ibon Aranberri’s project (Ir.T. no 513) The Cave in the Project Studio at Iaspis:
Why Archives? On A Contemporary and A Historical Example Of Artistic Use Of Archives

With Roger M. Buergel, artistic director to documenta XII, and Ibon Aranberri, artist.

Ibon Aranberri, who has worked extensively with archives, has recently participated in the exhibition project The Government, curated by Roger M. Buergel and Ruth Noack, (Kunstraum of the University of Lüneburg; MACBA-Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Miami Art Central; Secession, Vienna; Witte de With, Rotterdam; 200305). The Tucuman Arde Archive was included in the same project. Tucuman Arde is the name of a project executed by a collective of artists in Argentina in 1967-69. The artists conceived of art as an effective instrument for social change, and through the Tucuman Arde project they sought to bring the distressed social conditions of the Tucuman province to the attention of a large public. The project was conceived of as an intervention in mass communication, a circuit of counterinformation against the official one of the dictatorship. Today their archive is kept in Rosario by one of its members, Graciela Carnevale.

At Iaspis the exhibition organiser, author and artistic director to documenta XII (2007), Roger M. Buergel will meet Ibon Aranberri, artist and Iaspis resident, to discuss archives as artistic practice and strategy.

Further information:

(Ir.T. no 513) The Cave, a project by Ibon Aranberri (Bilbao), staged by Markus Degerman (Stockholm).
In the Project Studio 1-11 Dec 2005

Ibon Aranberri’s extensive project (Ir.T. no 513) The Cave is situated at the intersection of nationalist ideology, the role of nature and research, and art in public space. This project is based on thorough research on a Basque mountain range, and it focuses on one particular cave, which is an archaeological site. The artist has used the cave as the site for a “public sculpture” in nature.

Posters and other material from Ibon Aranberri‘s archive based on research on the cave have been staged by the artist and architect Markus Degerman. The display is playfully imitating the aesthetics of administration, as well as the visual language of Iaspis’ space. The modules making up the core of this precise display can best be described as abstract furniture.

Opening hours: Wed 12-7pm, Thu-Fri 12-5pm and Sat-Sun 12-4pm, also by appointment

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