(Maastricht, Netherlands) What do contemporary art and archaeology have in common? According to Van Eyck Institute, the ability to make the invisible visible, exposing what was once concealed and opening windows into other eras. It is celebrating that trait that the institute opens “The Materiality of the Invisible” next Tuesday. Featuring works by 35 international artists, including PIPA Prize 2014 Winner Alice Miceli, the exhibition spreads out over three locations: Marres, Bureau Europa and Van Eyck itself.
(Metz, France) Whether featuring an ancient greek anecdote, a demonstration of wealth and status, an extravagant entrance for palaces and castles or a sutil form of creating territorial boundaries, gardens have been in human’s imaginary for quite a long time. The exhibition “Infinite gardens”, on view at the Centre Pompidou Metz until August 28th, proposes another interpretation of this space by revealing, beyond the enclosed and organised garden, its irregularities.
(Chicago, US) The question of what lies below, within, or beyond a surface guides “Little Lower Layer”, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) until October 1st. Featuring nine international artists – including Runo Lagomarsino, Swedish artist nominated for PIPA Prize 2014 –, the group show “scrambles, punctures and otherwise interrogates surfaces” to expose withheld images, uncover buried stories, and question entrenched narratives of power and control.
(Washington, US) Sonia Gomes, nominated for PIPA Prize 2012 and 2016, is one of the artists to participate of “Revival”, group show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, on view until September 10th. The exhibition presents contemporary women sculptors and photo-based artists that use of scale and technique for expressive effect, as to reanimate deep-rooted emotions related to the human experience.