The First Offline Conference of the Russian Art Archive Network

Date

From 05 October 2021

Schedule

12:00–16:20

Place

Yeltsin Center
The First Offline Conference of the Russian Art Archive NetworkThe First Offline Conference of the Russian Art Archive Network

DESCRIPTION

On October 5 the Russian Art Archive Network conference will take place at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg. Participants include representatives of the institutions taking part in the RAAN project as well as independent researchers and staff of museums and contemporary art centers from Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Tagil, Perm, St. Petersburg, Sochi, and other Russian cities. Participants will share their thoughts on the project and discuss archives that reflect local histories of art in various Russian cities. They will also explore questions relating to art historical research in Russia’s regions, the specificity of working with local artistic communities, and new ideas and methods for working with big data in archiving and museums.

The co-organizer of the conference is the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, which includes an art gallery that has been gathering a contemporary art archive related to Yekaterinburg. It comprises documentation of art events from the early 1990s to the present. Digitized materials will be accessible online on the RAAN platform and many of the originals will be available in the archive of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center. From September 28 to November 7, the Center will show the exhibition Let’s Make a Boat and the Water Will Come. It will feature part of the archive about the artists’ collective Atomic Province. The partnership between the Russian Art Archive Network and the Yeltsin Center is an important stage in making visible various institutional archives of contemporary art.

Initiated by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the RAAN project is an online catalogue of documents on Russian contemporary art that expands through the addition of materials from the collections of Garage and its Russian and international partners. Partners include the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Yekaterinburg); TsK19 Cultural Center (Novosibirsk); PERMM Museum of Contemporary (Perm); Togliatti Art Museum; Typography Center for Contemporary Art (Krasnodar); Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen (Germany); Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (New Brunwick, USA).

PROGRAM

12:00–12:15

Introduction by Sasha Obukhova, curator of Garage Archive Collection

12:15–12:30

Anna Kiyashchenko. Archiving the Human (The Biographical Experience of Archiving)

12:30–12:45

Anna Litovskikh. Creating the Archive of Contemporary Art of Yekaterinburg

12:45–13:00

Agafya Rakina and Tatyana Varkentin. The Mission, Issues, and Opportunities of the Perm Archive of Contemporary Art on RAAN

13:00–13:15

Raya Lugamanova. Monroe: How I Got Stuck In. Specific Issues of Attribution in the Archive of Vladislav Mamyshev Monroe

13:15–13:30

Ilnur Mustafin. The Archival Push from the Outside: From the “Unpacking” of Regional Histories to the Re-Assembling of the Narrator Institution

14:10–14:25

Tatyana Ukolova. Contemporary Art in the Russian Subtropics: The Art of Sochi from the 1990s until the Present

14:25–14:40

Ziliya Khusnullina. Specific Issues of the Study and Attribution of Works by Artist Vasily Sitnikov

14:40–14:55

Lena Artemenko. Archiving and Attribution of Videos

14:55 – 15:10

Sasha Shcherbina. The Inner Periphery: Forming an Archive in the Togliatti Art Museum (Contemporary Art Department)

15:10–15:20

Sergey Balandin. Samara on the Silk Route of Contemporary Art

15:20–16:00

General discussion

16:00–16:20

Closing talk by Nastya Tarasova, Head Registrar, Garage Archive Collection

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

REGISTRATION