The Archive

The Archive, Documents of Contemporary Art (2006) edited by Charles Merewether contains an array of articles, extracts and essays by a diverse selection of authors including artists, philosophers and psychoanalysts.


In the introduction the editor offers possible definitions for archive:

 “..the means by which historical knowledge and forms of remembrance are accumulated, stored and recovered”

“ a repository or ordered system of documents and records, both verbal and visual, that is the foundation from which history is written”