2018 Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series From Archive to Media Art: A Present History?



Marcella Lista

04.11.2018 (Sunday)

15:00 – 17:00

English (with consecutive Chinese translation)

EXTRART Base ( B2-003 Sunny Walk, No. 230 Ruiping Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai)

Co-organized by Chronus Art Center, CAFA Center for Art and Technology, CAFA Art Museum

In collaboration with Leonardo / ISAST



About the Lecture

This lecture will examine recent productions in contemporary art which employ various new media in order to reshape the sense of time and a sedimentation of history which no longer creates material remains but rather unfolds in an extended virtual space. While realizing what was at stake in the development of the internet in his essay from 1995, Archival Fever, Jacques Derrida raised the thoughtful question: “Where does the outside begin? That is the only question of the archive.” From seminal artists of Media Art, such as Chris Marker, to those who address today the interlacing of media and memory, we see experimental gestures go beyond the documentary use of the archive to question the cognitive experience of a multilayered past and the possibility to anticipate the future.



About the Speaker

Marcella Lista is an art historian and, since 2016, Chief Curator for the New Media Collection at the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou, Paris. She has taught at the universities of Limoges, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris X Nanterre. Her academic work has notably addressed the history of the visual culture of sound, leading to various exhibitions: “Sons et Lumières: une histoire du son dans l’art du XXe siècle” (with Sophie Duplaix, Centre Pompidou, 2004), “Pierre Boulez. Œuvre: Fragment” (Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2008), “Paul Klee: Polyphonies” (Musée de la Musique, Paris, 2011), “Esma / Listen” (Beirut Art Center, Beirut, 2016). More broadly, her research and curatorial work deals with artistic practices involving film, video, installation, dance and performance. Among her most recent projects: A Different Way to Move: Minimalismes, New York, 1960-1980 (Carré d’Art, Nîmes, 2017); Anarchéologie (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017); Eric Baudelaire. Après (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017). She is currently working on projects with Ryoji Ikeda and Hito Steyerl.