You are invited to join STARKWHITE on Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 5.30-7.30pm for the opening of the artists in conversation The Estate of L.Budd et al.

Since its inception, The Estate of L.Budd has been interested in theories of the archive as a conceptual practice. As it currently exists the archive offers elements that may be combined, adjusted, and reconfigured – the archive is open to contemporary alteration and interpretation. This is an archive fixed in terms of its archival documents but not its materiality. An entity questioning the nature of an estate, the conceptual proposition of The Estate of L. Budd is positioned as an art work in itself, one exploring the procedures, possibilities and modes of regulation that govern archives. The existence of such an entity becomes charged with cultural value, responsible for creating a legacy and the promotion of scholarship. But should we take archives at face value? What of the gaps between archives and history – between what is accumulated and authenticated to shape legacy, and what is not?

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