Archival Matters

May 26 – 27, 2012

The archivist produces more archive, and that is why the archive is never closed. It opens out of the future.

-Jacques Derrida

This quote from Derrida’s Archive Fever (1994) serves as the point of departure for Archival Matters, Parlour No. 22, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The participating artists, Kristina Bengtsson, Timothy Citizen, Kevin Malcolm, and Heeseop Yoon, have each contributed pieces that capture a moment, setting, feeling, and/ or event and furthermore explore the transformative nature of archival documentation. Archival Matters additionally becomes a physical collection of archives—a forum where conversations between them can exist, offering new interpretations and assuring their perpetual existence.

Press Release

Parlour no. 22 Archival Matters, Copenhagen Denmark

Installation view, Kevin Malcolm, Grey Area VI, 2012

Side view of installation, Kevin Malcolm, Grey Area VI, 2012

Bedroom installation view, Kevin Malcolm, Grey Area II, 2012

Hallway installation, Heeseop Yoon, Still Life #17, 2012

Bedroom view, Kristina Bengtsson, No Particular Future in Mind, 2012

Artists Kristina Bengtsson (orange shirt) and Kevin Malcolm (red shirt)

Opening night at the home of Ciara and Gerard Gilmartin, in Copenhagen

Living Room installation, Kevin Malcolm, Shelves with Globe and Vases (Translation), 2012

Detail View, Timothy Citizen, The Observer's Book of Birds, 2012

Bedroom installation view, Kristina Bengtsson, No Particular Future in Mind, 2012

Detail installation view, Heeseop Yoon, Still Life # 16, 2012

Bedroom installation view, Kristina Bengtsson, Mirage: Hotel Avantgarde, 2010