EVER ARCHIVE

Ever Archive: The Publications and Publication Projects of Hans Ulrich Obrist
Museum
12 NOV 2021 - 10 JUL 2022

EXHIBITION GUIDE

Ever Archive: The Publications and Publication Projects of Hans Ulrich Obrist is an exhibition devoted to the Chicago-based publication archive of the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, who is Artistic Director at Serpentine Galleries in London. The exhibition consists of a series of modules that address the intertwining of documents and their histories: the people, events, and institutions that all played a role in bringing them into being. The exhibition also questions, through metaphor and other representations, the many behaviors of an archive: its fragility and instability, its relationship to other archives, as well as its various historical gaps. 


A central component of the show is a series of vitrine exhibitions that examine not only the historical architecture of the vitrine and its relationship to the Wunderkammer, but also the conceptual possibilities that vitrines impose through their physical constraints.  Ever Archive also includes a history of the archive itself--an archive of the archive--documenting the ways it has changed over time in relation to the context of technological resources and human knowledge.

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Ever Archive: The Publications and Publication Projects of Hans Ulrich Obrist

EXHIBITION GUIDE

Ever Archive: The Publications and Publication Projects of Hans Ulrich Obrist is an exhibition devoted to the Chicago-based publication archive of the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, who is Artistic Director at Serpentine Galleries in London. The exhibition consists of a series of modules that address the intertwining of documents and their histories: the people, events, and institutions that all played a role in bringing them into being. The exhibition also questions, through metaphor and other representations, the many behaviors of an archive: its fragility and instability, its relationship to other archives, as well as its various historical gaps. 


A central component of the show is a series of vitrine exhibitions that examine not only the historical architecture of the vitrine and its relationship to the Wunderkammer, but also the conceptual possibilities that vitrines impose through their physical constraints.  Ever Archive also includes a history of the archive itself--an archive of the archive--documenting the ways it has changed over time in relation to the context of technological resources and human knowledge.