The Materiality of the Invisible
Van Eyck, Maastricht
Bureau Europa, Maastricht
- 30 August – 26 November 2017
Contemporary artists inevitably scrutinise and put aspects of our social and political reality to the test. Art can serve as a tool for uncovering what is concealed and through its work penetrate to other times. Like archaeologists, artists can make the invisible visible. The NEARCH project deals with the role of archaeology in a fundamentally changing social environment. In this process, the project reveals and highlights social aspects of archaeology while examining its potential in its crossovers with art.
Within the framework of the project, six international artists were selected to work with two archaeologists each. This enabled a dialogue between the two disciplines, which otherwise seldom happens. The results of this collaborative process are showcased together with the work of yet another 24 artists. The exhibition will be shown at all three locations of the participating organisations.