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The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE

March 15 - December 31


The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE
Curated by Matias Viegener with Exhibition Design by Jeff Cain
Opening Reception: March 15, 2018, 7-10 PM
On view:March 16 – 2018

The Archival Impulse: 40 Years at LACE is a Project Room installation that pulls from material found in LACE’s archive that either highlights or disputes our conceptions of LACE’s history.  Accumulated over 40 years, it has no organizing system beyond what LACE staff considered worth saving.  It enfolds many stories about the space, less woven than overlaid and amassed. This exhibition is a conversation about our expectations of the archive and the things we expect to find, contrasted against the material that does find its way in. This is particularly poignant in the case of an archive that accumulates rather than is curated over time, yielding space for a kind of counter-curation.

Includes video works curated by Anne Bray featuring: Reza AbdohSkip ArnoldFu-Ding ChengJeanne FinleyDoug HenryCheng-Sim LimSusan Mogul, Eric SaksJim Shaw, and more.

Celebrate with LACE and take home a piece of ephemera! Check back for activities connected with the Archive throughout the year.



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