Deep Storage. Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art

Many artists have discovered collecting and saving as an artistic expression and have made the storage of objects and information the subject of their work. This ranges from digital memory to rows and stacks of materials to shelves, packaging crates, installations, and entire areas filled with diverse objects stored systematically or in states of utter chaos. This publication documents the importance of collecting and packaging , storing and archiving as a contempoary artistic strategy. It lends insight into the process of creating art, which itself is a result of collecting experiences and materials, by using the work of 40 internationally celebrated artists as examples. In this book these archives of materilas become work of art themselves. The documentation and exhibition of these extreme departures from conventional forms of collection and recollection is a project in the avant-garde tradition. In accordance with its subject matter, this book is organized like a storage file of information, in which the broad spectrum of artistic contributions, essays and texts by 25 authors is presented alphabetically

Text: Batchen Geoffrey, Winzen Matthias et al. cm 25×31; pp. 284; COL and BW; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Prestel Verlag, Münich, 1998.

ISBN: 9783791319209| 3791319205

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Many artists have discovered collecting and saving as an artistic expression and have made the storage of objects and information the subject of their work. This ranges from digital memory to rows and stacks of materials to shelves, packaging crates, installations, and entire areas filled with diverse objects stored systematically or in states of utter chaos. This publication documents the importance of collecting and packaging , storing and archiving as a contempoary artistic strategy. It lends insight into the process of creating art, which itself is a result of collecting experiences and materials, by using the work of 40 internationally celebrated artists as examples. In this book these archives of materilas become work of art themselves. The documentation and exhibition of these extreme departures from conventional forms of collection and recollection is a project in the avant-garde tradition. In accordance with its subject matter, this book is organized like a storage file of information, in which the broad spectrum of artistic contributions, essays and texts by 25 authors is presented alphabetically

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