Popa Tatu 20, Bucharest

80.00 lei

The archives of the 1980s: 23 archives involved, 106 archival documents found, 6 original interviews, 1 horoscope from Gilardi’s Phototeca in poster size.

Every person is a memory. Memory which may be conjured up by joining the dots between what the subject has experienced over the years, starting from a personal history—which allows for a certain clinical-narrative accuracy—only to then go on to delve into the collective sphere, investigating and recounting private and institutional archives that accompany us through the presentation of the facts. Home to the facts are the eras: that’s why Archivio will identify four-decade-long containers over the following issues. This issue continues Archivio’s journey back through the twentieth century, stopping this time on the fluorescently outgoing, yet such intimate years of the 1980s—so close and yet so far. Because “a day is a year is a lifetime”, as the R.W. Fassbinder’s biography Italian title says.

Featuring: A deep interview with the First Chinese Nobel Prize for literature / An epistolary conversation with Giorgio Armani / A portrait of Nathalie Du Pasquier as a young artist / Giorgio Vasta plays Fiction Exquis / Carlo Ginzburg and Adriano Sofri epic interview straight from Lotta Continua columns / Two poems picked from one of most important poetry publisher in the world / Ando Gilardi’s manifesto for his Phototeca magazine project / Life & (tragic) Death of the explorer Giacomo Bove.

Archivio magazine is an innovative semestrial publishing project which focuses exclusively on the archive’s culture and reality. It is the first time that a publishing venture is born out of the need to enhance this huge heritage. Every issue is constructed around a theme, but loosely, browsing from art to fashion, culture, sport, design, cinema, science, photography… No barriers. The edition is exclusively built with archive’s documents, mostly unpublished and each issue involves the most relevant archives from all over the world. Each time through a high-quality selection of documents, pictures and exclusive contents, Archivio aims to rebuild the contemporary culture opening up the heritage and richness of the archive’s world, by using our ability to watch everything from a contemporary point of view, because what archives can teach us is how memory becomes future.

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