Maastricht Opening The Materiality of the Invisible, 29 août 2017 18:00-29 août 2017 21:00, Jan van Eyck Academie Jan van Eyck Academie .

Van Eyck, Marres and Bureau Europa cordially invite you to the opening by Michael Shanks of the exhibition


Tuesday 29 August

18.00 hrs in the Van Eyck. Opening address by Michael Shanks*, and Kai Salas Rossenbach of NEARCH
19.00 hrs in Marres
20.00 hrs in Bureau Europa

The Materiality of the Invisible approaches contemporary art as an activity that shares several characteristics of archaeology. Many artists probe the underlying layers of our social and political reality. They expose what is concealed and penetrate to other times. Like archaeologists, they make the invisible visible.

Van Eyck is a partner in the multi-year EU project NEARCH – New scenarios for a community-involved archaeology. For this project, the Van Eyck selected six international artists who each collaborated with two archaeological partners. The Materiality of the Invisible shows the results together with the work of 24 other artists and artist duo’s. The exhibition is organized by the Van Eyck in collaboration with Marres and Bureau Europa and spreads out over the three locations.

*The archaeologist Michael Shanks is Professor of Classics at Stanford University and a widely discussed author. He is noted for advancing new theoretical insights in archaeology

30 August ‒ 29 October 2017 (Van Eyck and Bureau Europa)
30 August ‒ 26 November 2017 (Marres)

Lida Abdul, Semâ Bekirovic, Rossella Biscotti, Marinus Boezem, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, 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, Raewyn Martyn, Alice Miceli, RAAAF, Stéphanie Saadé, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Oscar Santillan, Daniel Silver, Studio Ossidiana, Marjan Teeuwen, Leonid Tsvetkov, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst, Joey Bryniarska & Martin Westwood, Matthew C. Wilson