Talk by Margaret Tedesco: "Love Letter to the Archive"Since the 1980's Margaret Tedesco has been developing an extensive archive of ephemera, zines, books, works on paper and objects, with a particular interest in poetry, performance and queer phenomenology.
In this online talk, Tedesco reads her text Love Letter to the Archive and presents a selection of objects and ephemera from her collection.
Independent curator and artist Margaret Tedesco has presented and collaborated with visual and performance artists, writers, choreographers, and filmmakers for more than thirty years. From 1999 to 2006, Tedesco was a curatorial member of the now historic New Langton Arts; and simultaneously co-founded Moving Target Series, a roaming venue in San Francisco. In 2007, 2nd floor projects an artist-run exhibition and publishing space was established and received the Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Award. Programming includes invitations to commission writers to produce limited editions in the form of essays, personal narrative, interviews, poetry, and mixed genre, hand-designed and printed as broad sheets or chapbooks. 2nd floor projects has participated in Printed Matter’s New York, Los Angeles Art Book Fairs, San Francisco Art Book Fairs, and Berlin Art Book Fairs since 2009. She has also been a contributor to SFMOMA’s Open Space, and Visual AIDS online exhibitions. As an artist, Tedesco has exhibited nationally and internationally.