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11.08.2014
Beirutopia: Randa Mirza
and Caitlin Berrigan
A R T I S T   T A L K
23.08.2014
Kim Schoen, Brica Wilcox
and Patricia Reed
T A L K   A N D   S C R E E N I N G
17.09.2014
Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential fathers
D I S C U S S I O N
20.09.2014
Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential fathers
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to August 3rd
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Deimantas Narkevičius
Da capo. Fifteen Film
Edited by Marco Scotini
M O N O G R A P H

Re-publications
Edited by Virginie Bobin and Mathilde Villeneuve
H O R S   S É R I E S

For All We Know. Edited by Rivet (Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso)
P R O J E C T S

Biography
Elmgreen & Dragset
P R O J E C T S

Prima che sia Notte
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
A R T I S T ‘ S   B O O K

The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Three
Edited by Warren Neidich
V O X   S E R I E S



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Eric Baudelaire, Anabases
Edited by Anna Colin
M O N O G R A P H

The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Two
Edited by Warren Neidich
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Carla Filipe, da cauda
à cabeça. Edited by Nuno Ferreira de Carvalho
M O N O G R A P H

Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme — Point of View
Edited by Tobias Hering
P R O J E C T S
Beirutopia
Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential Fathers
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
 
The Public School
Berlin

Archive Kabinett has been hosting The Public School Berlin since the beginning of 2012. Initiated in Los Angeles in 2007 by Telic Arts Exchange, the project exists in several places world-wide and in Berlin since the fall of 2010. A school with no curriculum, The Public School is a framework that supports autodidactic activities: it is not accredited, it does not give out degrees, and it has no affiliation with the public school system. So far nearly 50 classes, proposed by the school’s community, have been organized in Berlin. The collaboration with Archive started with the reading group on Peter Weiss’ “The Aesthetic of Resistance”.



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Inventory

Inventory is on view at Archive Kabinett during opening hours. Inventory is a representation of a research journey in the form of an archive of printed matters collected in Eastern and Southern Europe. Changes taking place in these regions and their impact on cultural and socio-political structures are seen as a possibility to question European cultural establishments and their ‘patriarchal’ archives.

As part of her ongoing research and residency at Archive, Caitlin Berrigan invites Randa Mirza to discuss her photographic series, Beirutopia. The two artists share a commitment to creating work around questions of art and feminism within public space, geopolitics, fictions, and speculative futures. Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990, Beirut has been striving to regain its glamor and splendor, with the goal of reconstructing the myth of a city commonly referred to as the Paris of the Middle East. Beirutopia is a portrait of Beirut’s urban future through speculated representations. It aims to raise questions about the devenir (becoming) of Beirut, and the projected future of the city.
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Inessential Fathers is an invitation to read together as a means to trace feminist genealogies through its manifestos. A small library of feminist manifestos will be accompanied by artist videos that produce strategies for reading radical texts. Related activities will focus on the themes of critique, reproduction and temporality that are made legible through these acts of rereading.

Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential fathers has been organised collaboratively with Inheritance Projects.

Inheritance Projects Ltd. is a non-profit
curatorial organisation dealing with
issues of historicity and heritage through
contemporary art, music and performance.
www.inheritanceprojects.org

Partner of Berlin Art Week
Randa Mirza is an artist who seeks to transgress the normalization of social practices and to subvert the status quo. In the Lebanese context of a society under re(construction), her practice tends to give a voice to what is not represented. Her work is not centered on nostalgia but instead urges us to a bewildered state, and identifies the invisible places that conceal fictions.    

Caitlin Berrigan works as an artist across performance, video, photography, sculpture, text and participatory public interventions to engage with the intimate social dimensions of power and politics. She is currently on a Humboldt Fellowship in Berlin, working with Archive and the Technische Universität to conduct research and performance projects related to post-conflict landscapes, affective geographies, speculative real estate and science fiction between Berlin and Beirut.
A B O U T   T H E  E V E N T
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, at 7 pm
Discussion with artist
Kajsa Dahlberg

Saturday, September 20th, 2014, at 4 pm
Reading group and closing event
A B O U T   T H E  E V E N T
Monday, August 11th, 2014, at 7 pm
Beirutopia: Randa Mirza in conversation
with Caitlin Berrigan
F R O M   T H E   A R C H I V E
R E C E N T   C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
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Still from Berwick Street Film Collective’s Nightcleaners (1970-1975)
Alex Martinis Roe, A story from Circolo della rosa, video still, 2014
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Editing the Collective
The sixth evening in the series of “Formate des Wir” started with the publication Working Together: Notes on British Film Collectives in the 1970s (ed. Petra Bauer and Dan Kidner, 2013) and a discussion with Dan Kidner. The discussion focused on questions about the historical work with collective, political practices from the perspective of contemporary curatorial and artistic research methods. The talk was accompanied by screenings of short examples from the film collectives London Women’s Film Group, Berwick Street Film Collective and Cinema Action.

The publication Working Together: Notes on British Film Collectives in the 1970s is structured in four sections: introductions, a second part is essay-based and poses the question of the publication or artistic origin of historical, collective material, the third section contains conversations with film makers and film theorists, including Ann Guedes, Humphry Trevelyan, Steve Sprung and Paul Willemen; and finally an archival section which collects texts from film journals like Screen and Afterimage, as well as information pamphlets and statements from the various film collectives from the era 1970-1982.

Over the course of various events and edited transcripts of the related discussions, “Formate des WIR” has sought to tackle the complex and difficult questions of historiography. It’s precisely in using as an example a non-Berlin-specific project that this evening will present the role of “Formate des WIR” itself for discussion.
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Alex Martinis Roe’s front window at Archive Kabinett
Alex Martinis Roe A Story from Circolo della rosa
Persona and  Return to Inquiry launch
Alex Martinis Roe shows her new film A story from Circolo della Rosa, and a sculpture in Archive Kabinett front window, both of which continue her work on feminist genealogies.
The film is narrated by the artist’s voice and is addressed to a close colleague in the form of a letter, telling a story about two women. The film weaves together fragments from her recent oral history research with members of
Libreria delle donne and her experiences of their collective activities, as well as her exploration of related spaces, archives and texts.
On the occasion of the show Alex Martinis Roe selected a series of books from both her personal library and the Milan Women’s Bookstore. The collection takes the form of an
open access reference library at Archive Kabinett inviting users for individual or collective reading, serving as site for sharing resources and ways of thinking. Excerpts from this collection will also be made available on
aaaaarg.org.

This show was organized by Fiona Geuss and is on display from February 22 through March 22, 2014 and it was made possible with support by Graduiertenschule, Universität der Künste Berlin.

On January 10th Archive Kabinett hosted the joint launch of Persona and Return to Inquiry. The event included a reading by Karolin Meunier and an introduction with Melissa Gordon.

Persona is published in collaboration with Archive Books and it is the second magazine in a series in response to a series of meetings of female artists entitled “A conversation to know if there is a conversation to be had” held in Amsterdam, New York, Berlin and London in 2010-11.

The first journal Labour, addressed the question of women’s work, and used the lens of the feminist critique of unpaid labour to look at the contemporary condition of the artist.

Persona as a jumping off point looks at the condition of self-presentation for the contemporary artist, and in an expansive manner encompasses discussions on refusal, embarrassment, interiority and identification.

Archive is a platform for cultural research and debate. It brings
together activists and cultural practitioners in an adaptable and
non-hierarchal structure with the aim to foster a unique space
for discussion and exchange. Archive is engaged in a wide range
of activities including publishing and exhibition making. Archive
Books produces readers, monographs and artists’ books as well
as journals focusing on contemporary cultural production and reception. Located in Berlin, Archive Kabinett is both a library/
bookshop showcasing a selected range of printed matters, and
simultaneously a space for lectures, screenings and exhibitions.
Archive Journal is a biannual cross-disciplinary journal. As its name suggests, Archive Journal is primarily concerned with the
notion of documentation but also with contemporary uses of
translation and recirculation. Archive Appendix is the design
department that brings a conceptual approach to the relation
between text and image.
Archive kabinett is interested in buying books

We purchase used books, rare and out-of-print books, bulletins, journals, ephemeras and posters. We are mainly interested in theory, art, cultural expression, and subjects concerning political theory, feminism, students’ movements, workers’ coalitions, organization of work, anarchism, civil disobedience, theatre, film theory and criticism. We are also interested in old magazines, photographs (albums, collections), prints, maps, etc. We buy publications in any language, lots, libraries and inventories. For more details contact us: info@archivekabinett.org



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