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. The exhibition is organized by the Van Eyck in collaboration with Marres and Bureau Europa and spreads out over the three locations.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: 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, Matthew C. Wilson
Opening: 29/08/2017 at 6 pm
Open: 30/08 ‒ 29/10/2017: Van Eyck and Bureau Europa
30/08 ‒ 26/11/2017: Marres
Location: Van Eyck, Bureau Europa and Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Curators: Lex ter Braak, Huibhaye van der Werf
With: Lida Abdul, Semâ Bekirovic, Rossella Biscotti, Marinus Boezem, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Irene Kopelman, Mark Manders, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst, et. al.
The Materiality of the Invisible reflects upon contemporary art as a form of archaeology.