VISUAL ARTISTS’ ARCHIVES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS AND WITHIN THE NET. Preserving and granting access to stories through fragmented evidence

The cultural scene has been emitting too many signals since the end of the last century, highlighting a furore for artists’ archives or for “archive art”. This text sets out possible redefinitions for the notion of document and archive, various explorations regarding management structures, where public, private, personal and institutional artistic archives dwell, and the roadmaps of the rush for documents and archives, now requested in equal measure for exhibitions or trading, with an eager and urgent market.