In our short film, artist Barbara Steveni talks about her work, her archive and the work of the Artist Placement Group.

Filmed and edited by David Bickerstaff.

Born in Iran, Barbara Steveni is a British artist, who conceived and co-founded the Artist Placement Group (APG) in London in 1966. APG actively sought to reposition the role of the artist within a wider social context, including government and commerce, while at the same time playing an important part in the history of conceptual art during the 1960s and 1970s.

Steveni's current work I AM AN ARCHIVE gathers artists and professionals across three generations in a series of participatory and documentary walks, taking place on the site of original APG placements, exploring the potential to reactivate and re-contextualise APG methodologies today.

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