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.