Lose Enden in Archiven.
Case Study Kunstinstituut Melly
Lose Enden in Archiven is a four-part podcast that explores some unanswered questions about archival practice, theory, exhibition- and institutional history, and ties them to the new archive at KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.
The podcast is conceived and moderated by Jenny Dirksen and Lara Scherrieble.
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After an open letter in 2017 called on the then Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, founded in 1990, to address the colonial context of its naming, the institution began a year-long learning process, the most visible result of which is its renaming as today’s Kunstinstituut Melly. Jenny Dirksen and Lara Scherrieble get into a conversation about their research on this process of institutional change. With contributions from those involved at the time and those involved today, they ultimately also explore the question of how past decisions of even younger art institutions continue to have an effect on their present.