What do contemporary art and archaeology have in common? According to Van Eyck Institute, a “multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection”, a lot. Most importantly, though, they both share an 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” on three different venues, Marres, Bureau Europa and Van Eyck itself, next Tuesday, August 29th.
The exhibition was born in a partnership with EU project NEARCH, New Scenarios for a Community-Involved Archaeology, and involved pairing each of the six international artists initially chosen by Van Eyck with two archaeologists. The results will be shown together with the work of 24 other artists, one of whom is PIPA Prize 2014 Winner Alice Miceli.
The show’s opening also features an opening address by archaeologist Michael Shanks, Professor of Classics at Stanford University and noted for advancing new theoretical insights in the field, and coincides with the annual meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), which is taking place in Maastricht in 2017.
“The Materiality of the Invisible”, group show featuring Lida Abdul, Semâ Bekirovic, Rossella Biscotti, Marinus Boezem, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Joey Bryniarska & Martin Westwood, Leyla Cárdenas, Ruben Castro, Imran Channa, Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Daniel Knorr, Jeroen Kooijmans, Irene Kopelman, Giuseppe Licari, Chaim van Luit, Mark Manders, Alice Miceli, RAAAF, Raewyn Martyn, Stéphanie Saadé, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Oscar Santillan, Daniel Silver, Studio Ossidiana, Marjan Teeuwen, Leonid Tsvetkov, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst and Matthew C. Wilson
On view from August 30th through October 29th (at Van Eyck and Bureau Europa) and November 26th (at Marres)
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