Open Archive is an instrument of ongoing research into the artistic practices of Ukrainian artists. It was initiated by curators Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko in collaboration with the artists of the Open Group collective. The online platform reveals the authors’ curatorial approach as well as its intermediary result, the artists’ profiles containing CVs, selected artworks and texts.
The archive has a dendroid structure which echoes the structure of Open Group. This artistic collective is active in community-building, both internally, by growing ever bigger, as externally, through the self-organized practices in the cities they live and places they visit.
The archive can be read in three different ways. The first is in the tree form. For this form Selected Works developed a module for the content management system to visually add new artists to the archive. The second is way is by browsing the artists alphabetically. The last way is to explore the archive by tags.