Perspective on an Archive




Perspective on an Archive is the resulting publication of the curatorial mentorship and community outreach project of the same name in which Kemi Craig, Liz Park, and cheyanne turions were invited to curate and develop media art work programs from Western Front’s media archive. 

The publication includes essays by Craig, Park, and turions. Park explores memory and archive with works by Chip Lord, Mona Hatoum, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, and Antonia Hirsch that “highlight the inconsistency between place and space.” 

turions investigates our relationship to the past, and how this relationship may be accessed through what remains, drawing on works by Cioni Carpi, Tom Sherman, Dalibor Martinis, and Kate Craig. 

In response to Western Front’s mandate to “create a space for the exploration and creation of new art forms,” Kemi Craig asks, “where does a space for creation reside for audience members?” and she finds an answer in the selected works of Mona Hatoum, Hu Jie Ming, and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.

Edited by Alissa Firth-Eagland.
Design: Alan Woo

Binding: Softcover
Pages: 62, colour illustrations
Size: 7” x 4 3/16”

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