"Open Archive" is an instrument of an ongoing research of artistic practices that follows the ideas of the so-called post-representational curating* that “implies a revision of the role of history and research, of organizing, creating a public and education.” One of the principle criteria for post-representational curating is the idea of performing the archive. Traditionally run by museums and hierarchic by birth the archiving process has been critically reconsidered by artists and curators aiming at counter-historicization. Here the archive is understood as a discourse that intervenes in the hegemonic canon of knowledge. The performative approach is based on collaborative research and knowledge exchange and the curatorial job is understood as enabling processes of collaborative knowledge production with an unexpected outcome.
* Nora Sternfeld, Luisa Ziaja, What comes after the show? On postrepresentational curating, in on-curating.org, №14, 2012