An article by Vokya D, added on 05 March 2024 2 min. reading

ARCHÉA, museum of the Roissy Pays de France urban community, offers a captivating temporary exhibition entitled “ARTcheology, vestiges and works”, from March 16 to November 17, 2024. Although contemporary art and archeology may seem distant at first, the artists discover in this human science and the artifacts it reveals numerous sources of inspiration and reflection.

ARThéologie exhibition, from March 16 to November 17, 2024

A dialogue between contemporary art and archeology

Casting of Lunch under the Grass by Daniel Spoerri
by Pascal Raymond and Medhi Belarbi
© Inrap / Photo © Agglomération Roissy Pays de France – ARCHÉA

At first glance, contemporary art and archeology seem to be distant disciplines. However, they intertwine in this exhibition, offering visitors a unique look at the past and the present. Artists find in archeology an inexhaustible source of inspiration and reflection.

The ARCHÉA museum has succeeded in forging links between archaeological collections and the work of sixteen contemporary artists. These artists, on loan from various public institutions, galleries and artists themselves, explored historical and cultural themes through various mediums such as painting, sculpture, video, installation and photography.

A story shared through the ages

Pascal Convert, Bâmyiân Cliff, Little Buddha
2017 © Adagp, Paris, 2024 / Photo © Pascal Convert

The exhibition reveals how works of contemporary art fit into the continuity of our history, from its origins to modernity. Each piece tells a unique story, exploring the material, formal, thematic, memorial or serial dimensions of our past.

En revisiting vestiges of the past through the prism of contemporary art, visitors are invited to discover a new perspective on history. Between diversion and sacralization, continuum and rupture, this exhibition offers a fruitful and constantly renewed look at our cultural heritage.

Julia Steiner, Soap Collection 2007
Julia Steiner Collection
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne / Photo © Serge Hasenbölher

ARTcheology, remains and works
Exhibition from March 16 to November 17, 2024

Archeology in Pays de France
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