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Can you dig it?

News of the project 13/09/2016

On the 27th of August Konsthallen (Gothenburg Art Gallery) hosted the book release for Can You Dig It?

What happens when artists engage with archaeological practices?

10 MFA: Fine Art students at the University of Gothenburg’s Valand Academy entered the largest urban archaeological dig in Western Sweden. Nya Lödöse, a 15th century settlement. This publication presents and discusses the approaches and methods these artists generated. It is about earth, skeletons and things; politics, economics and futures; urgencies, identities and histories; bureaucracies, dogmas and rubrics; ethics, disciplines and methods.

The publication is part of a collaboration between NEARCH, the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies and the Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg.

Read more about the dig HERE.