On the fragility of the pre-state:
Possible physicalities and new empowerments of the an/archive

On the fragility of the pre-state: Possible physicalities and new empowerments of the an/archive is born from the need to reflect on the archives in a previous state. We understand as a previous state that in which the archive has not yet been subject to intervention by specialized institutions or, in which, for different reasons, the archive remains in the peripheries of its possible interest, in a time and space away from its default functionality. Thus the previous state puts the attention in the archive prior to its management, classification and quantification. We are interested in reflecting on the ecology of the archives, looking in this state of anteriority for possible physicalities and new empowerments moving away from conventional archivism. The project shows the provisional result of a dialogue. This dialogue articulates from a heterogeneity of starting points, which create a constellation of proposals to continue articulating the archive through anarchivistic practices, its possible physicalities and new empowerments.

Opening: November 7th 2019 at 19h
Dates: November 8th 2019 to January 5th 2020
Place: Espai de l’Observatori d’Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma.

Exhibition curated by:
Balbina Sardà, Pau Catà and Ro Caminal from Platform HARAKAT as part of Programa Col.lectius at l’Observatori in Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma.

With the collaboration of:
Marina Planas from the Centre d'Investigació i Cultura Contemporània Casa Planas.

With the participation of Pedro G Romero, Edu Comelles, Ricardo Pérez-Hita, Nabil Djedouani, Marina Planas, Marta Sesé and QANAT (Francesca Masoero, Shayma Nader, Jerome Giller, Sara Frikech, Noureddine Ezarraf and Louisa Aarrass) and presentations by Daniel Gasol, Angela Bonadies, Mar Barceló and Rosa Gracia, a Casa Planas’ Art Investigation Program selected artists.

Concept and design: Pau Catà and Balbina Sardà
Photography: Balbina Sardà

On the fragility of the pre-state: Possible physicalities and new empowerments of the an/archive has been possble thanks to the support of Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, the Centre d'Investigació i Cultura Contemporània Casa Planas and the Goethe Institut.

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