APG Open Archive

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Coordinator: Neil Cummings<br> Working Group Mary Anne Francis; Neal White<br>

A collaboration with Neal White of Organisation + Imagination (formerly APG, the Artist Placement Group) and Tate Archives.

An archive of twenty five years work of the APG has been acquired by the Tate, and in keeping with the radical practice of the APG we have been invited to collaborate on how to make the archive accessible.

The APG emerged in London in the 1960s. The organisation actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce. Peter Beaumont, has described the APG as ‘one of the most radical social experiments of the 1960s’.

Using open source methodologies – from wiki technologies to open, transparent and accountable methods of interaction- we intend to ensure the archive becomes a creative resource for contemporary socially engaged art practice.

We intend to secure AHRC funding and a research fellowship......

Some APG - O+I Background

Excellent notes and links on our sister wiki of the The Artists Placement Group conference at Tate.

And Repositioning Art in the Decision-making Processes of Society, Barbara Stevini, 2001

And, An interview with the Artist Placement Group Mute, 2002


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