REPOhistory

REPOhistory - repossessing history

"In 1989, several former members of the PAD/D Not For Sale group formed REPOhistory, a public art collective specifically concerned with the artistic recovery of lost pasts" [Alan W. Moore: Collectivism after Modernism, p.211]

...We work to reclaim the past and re-present it as a multilayered, living narrative that includes the untold stories of those who have been marginalized or disenfranchised because of their class, race, gender or sexuality... REPOhistory seeks to question how history is constructed, to demystify the official versions, and insert stories, peoples and events which have been omitted... [from The Lower Manhattan Sign Project]

Founding members included Gregory Sholette.

The Lower Manhattan Sign Project - essay by Lucy Lippard

Partial List [from 46 participants]
EPOXY
Lisa Maya Knauer
Janet Koenig
Greg Sholette
George Spencer
EPHEMERA
"If you get an adverse reaction..." - K. Pyle, 2000 [postcard  
   
DISCUSSED IN:  
   
Art, Activism & Oppositionality: Essays from Afterimage, 1998  
Art Matters, New York University Press, 1999  
Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam Era, 2009  
Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945, University of Minnesota Press, 2007  
On the Beaten Track: tourism, art, and culture, 1999  
The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society, 1997