Texts by Arjun Appadurai, Ioannis
Chorianopoulos, Wolfgang Ernst, Boris
Groys, Panos Kouros & Elpida Karaba,
Oliver Marchart, Gerald Raunig, Saskia
Works by Yota Ioannidou, Maria Konti, Gregoris Pharmakis, Lina Theodorou, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Vangelis Vlahos, Nayia Yiakoumaki
Edited by Panos Kouros & Elpida Karaba
Designed by Christos Lialios
Translated by Yiannis Vogiatzis, Viky Iakovou, Alexandros Kioupkiolis
Language editing by Eleftheria Kopsida

240 x 165 mm
280 pages / soft cover with flaps
700 copies/ bilingual edition
Co-edition between Department of Architecture of the University of Patras & Cube Art Editions
ISBN: 978-960-99662-7-6 (2012)
Price: 20 €

All Books

Panos Kouros & Elpida Karaba
Archive Public
Performing Archives in Public Art
Topical Interpositions



Within the flexible limits of archival art today, Archive Public examines archival art as intervention in public space, questioning the dominant hegemony and allowing for possibilities of solidarity actions.

The book includes theoretical hypotheses on archival practice in contemporary art, art works that were specifically created for the project, as well as an anthology of essays by contemporary thinkers who elaborate on particular issues of the archive.

Interventions focus on the urban and social condition of Patras, as it is influenced by a translocal dynamics which produce interrelations with other localities.