Interview with Svetlana Boym and Matthew Buckingham

Saturday, May 22: 4-6 pm

This event took place at Apex Art at the invitation of Museo Magazine:


Svetlana Boym’s theorizing of “Nostalgia” and the “Off Modern” and Matthew Buckingham’s re-engagement of forgotten histories are apt points of departure for what they are calling an Archive of the Future Anterior.

Svetlana Boym is a writer, theorist, and media artist who leads parallel lives. She has participated in numerous media exhibits and is the author of several books, also contributing to journals such as Artforum, ArtMargins, Cabinet, Punto de Vista, Critical Inquiry, Representations, Poetics Today, and Harpers’s Magazine. Boym teaches in Comparative Literature at Harvard University and is an Associate of the Graduate School of Design. Native of St. Petersburg, Russia, she now lives and works in Cambridge, MA.

Matthew Buckingham is a New York-based artist who utilizes photography, film, video, audio, writing, and drawing to question the role social memory plays in contemporary life. Buckingham’s work has been shown at numerous institutions around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among several others. Buckingham received his B.A. in film production and film studies from the University of Iowa in 1988, and in 1996 he completed an M.F.A. at Bard College. In 2003 he was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service), and in 2004 he was awarded a Henry and Natalie Freund Teaching Fellowship at the Washington University School of Art, St. Louis. Buckingham also serves as an external tutor at the Art Academy in Malmö, Sweden.