The Post Image Cluster is pleased to present:
The K Archive | Les archives de K
A bilingual lecture by Rawi Hage et Alain Pratte
In 2002 the archives of a Montréal based commercial photographer were found in a dumpster after his death. This collection of photos and ephemera - mug shots and crime scene photographs from the 1950's to the 1970's - demonstrate the instrumental role of photography in the administration of the law and in the exercise of state power in the city. The lecture will discuss the efforts of a few artists to understand this historic photographic archive and the way in which these images function as both complex artistic and political documents.