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, House for Contemporary Culture and Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design and spreads out over the three locations.

The Materiality of the Invisible is accompanied by a parallel programme of lectures, presentations, and educational and other activities. Follow the current programme on the websites and social media of the Van Eyck, Marres and Bureau Europa.

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

Exhibition
Van Eyck and Bureau Europa: 30.08-29.10.2017
Marres: 30.08-26.11.2017

The opening coincides with the annual conference of the European Association for Archaeologists, which will take place in Maastricht in 2017.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and Mondriaan Fund.