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Art & Art History

Archival Impulse

Friday, November 04, 2011–Saturday, December 17, 2011
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators (Jason Dunda and Teena McClelland), John Arndt, Conrad Bakker, Dexter Sinister, Christa Donner, Kota Ezawa, Edie Fake, Eric Fleischauer, Stephen Lapthisophon, Jason Lazarus, Dani Leventhal, Aspen Mays, Mary Patten, Jenny Perlin, Public Collectors, Jason Salavon, Paul Lloyd Sargent, Cauleen Smith, Edra Soto, Stephanie Syjuco, Sergio Vega, and Philip von Zweck.

On the occasion of the launch of Gallery 400 ’s new website and exhibition and event archive, the Gallery presents the exhibition Archival Impulse. Numerous artists in Gallery 400 ’s history have demonstrated an interest in the archive as a structuring device and a site through which histories are contested. Including those artists, as well as others currently employing archive processes, Archival Impulse gathers together works that draw from historical archives, construct new archives in varied collection formats, mine the archives of art history, and generally question the ways in which cultural memory is established.