Frist: Montag, 09. Januar 2017

The Van Eyck invites artists who have a strong interest in applying archaeology as a method in their own work to apply for a one-year research residency at the Van Eyck. The Heritage department of the Province of Limburg sponsors one place for an artist at the institute in the context of NEARCH (New Scenarios for a Community Involved in Archaeology).

The Materiality of the Invisible is one of several themes touched on by NEARCH. It forms the starting point for research into what it is that connects and distinguishes the work of artists and archaeologists. It presents an opportunity to learn about the respective professions, as well as to exchange knowledge and to debate their fundamental assumptions, in a period of rapid change and shifting cultural positions.

The selected artist will be expected to engage with the activities of NEARCH and with the rich cultural heritage of the Limburg region. Like NEARCH, the Government of the Dutch Province of Limburg is occupied with the question of how the contemporary relevance of that heritage can be furthered by new applications, new styles of presentation and new experience options. The artist will take his or her own artistic practice and research, combined with discussions with the heritage institutes and stakeholders of Limburg, the Netherlands and the world at large, as a basis for developing proposals, concepts and/or new work. The outcome will be presented at EAA 2017, the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, which is taking place in Maastricht in 2017. This presentation will form part of a wider exhibition on art and archaeology, The Materiality of the Invisible, in the Van Eyck, Marres and Bureau Europa in Maastricht.

- One 1-year research residency at the Van Eyck
- A monthly grant and a working budget
- The support of Van Eyck advisors, use of the Labs, and being part of the international multidisciplinary community of the Van Eyck
- Participation in the EU project NEARCH
- Participation in the exhibition The Materiality of the Invisible spread out over 3 venues in Maastricht