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The Jan Van Eyck Academie 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 in Maastricht (NL).
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.
The opening of the exhibition on Tuesday 29th of August coincided with the 23rd annual meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), which took place in Maastricht in 2017.