The exhibition “The Materiality of the Invisible” now open in Maastricht

In the framework of the NEARCH project, the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht selected six international artists who each collaborated with two archaeological partners. “The Materiality of the Invisible” displays 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 values and features of archaeology. Many artists challenge 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 coincides with the 23rd annual meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), which is taking place in Maastricht in 2017.

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Culture Lab provides expertise to the EU for culture and development

Culture Lab has been selected, within a consortium composed by B&S Europe (leading organisation), Gaia Heritage and CUMEDIAE, to provide technical support and expertise to the European Commission (DEVCO) in the implementation of the culture and development policies and programmes. This 2 years assignment has started in January 2017.