Archive Barchive


frame of AUNTS archive photographs

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the River To River Festival for the presentation of Archive Barchive by AUNTS.

The AUNTS archive is a public hub for the creation of an archive for AUNTS, a roving platform for dance and performance based on the core values of inclusivity, collectivity, and resource sharing. For River To River Festival 2023, they are presenting a series of programming in what they’ve coined the BARCHIVE. Modeled after Judy Chicago’s iconic feminist work, The Dinner Party (1974-79), the sports bar will inhabit a space at The Arts Center on Governors Island for the month of June, where visitors can visit the bar to view and participate in the archive-in-process, look at photos and videos from past events, attend live performances, and talks.  

Past AUNTS artists, organizers, and institutional partners are invited to take a seat where collecting, gathering and archiving activities can take place around the free-standing triangular “sports bar".  

Photo : © Majesty Royale