- Online exhibition of Martin West collection
- digitization Nikolaas van der Merwe archive
- Imperfect Librarian
- Visual Practices Across the University a lecture by James Elkins
- Clare Butcher residencies
- One image a day blog - the visual university
- Chemical Engineering building - STOICHEIA
- Ouma Lunches: a research experiment by Clare Butcher
- Andrew Putter exhibitions: Helsinki & Venice
- Uncertain Curature: In and Out of the Archive
- Bleek and Lloyd conference 2011
Imperfect Librarian - 12 - 26 March 2012 - Michaelis Galleries
Our exhibition title comes from Jorge Luis Borges's The Library of Babel written in 1941: a short story in which the writer literally builds a (perhaps) infinite library/universe/archive. His words shape an intricate network of shelving, galleries, staircases and hexagons designed to hold a library containing 'several hundred thousand imperfect facsimiles'. Over the last months, we colleagues at the Centre for Curating the Archive have been engaging with the art of archive – quickly realising that the story in his 'story' lies not only in the 'how' but in the 'ways' of its telling. With this exhibition we seek to reflect on the paths and practices which have led our academic and personal archival explorations.
Through thickets of interpretation we tread, leaving imperfect traces despite our best tricks.
A publication of associated materials from the CCA students will form part of the show and be presented during the course of the exhibition run in March, 2012.Meeting 1, May 6th 2011
Meeting 2, August 12th 2011