'A permanent theme'
"There is no longer an Exhibition, though devoted to the avant-garde, without the use of archives"; with this statement Paolo Baratta had greeted the success of the first "Archives and Exhibitions" conference, organized last year at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition curated by David Chipperfield (20 and 21 October 2012).
"The Archive becomes a 'permanent theme' for La Biennale - says Baratta - and becomes important again on the contemporary: the relationship between archives and exhibitions evolves in our reflection from being an extemporary theme to become one of the themes of Fund of an organization such as La Biennale. "
"And just La Biennale - continues Baratta - is the institution where to continue these researches because the Historical Archive is the place from which and to which the memories and documents of the past pass through, but it is also the place with which we aim the future. It is a very serious responsibility that must be included among the responsibilities of a cultural institution even if it is not written in the statute. "