An Archaeology

20 September–16 December 2007
Group | London

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Installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White

About

A group exhibition of 38 artists from the Zabludowicz Collection curated by the Collection Curator, Elizabeth Neilson. The exhibition includes a new commission for the Collection by artist Rina Banerjee (India) based on a residency at 176. Visitors to 176 are invited to contribute their expectations and reminiscences of travel, migration and pilgrimage to Banerjee's installation.

A limited edition book comprising specially produced works by the artists featured in An Archaeology has been published on the occasion of this exhibition, and is available from the 176 bookshop.


Artists in the exhibition

Marcela Astorga, Rina Banerjee, Vanessa Beecroft, Candice Breitz, Cris Brodahl, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Varda Caivano,Marina de Caro, Ruth Claxton, Susan Collis, Henry Coombes,Jo Coupe, Liz Craft, Amie Dicke, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Mathilde ter Heijne, Claire Hooper, Takaaki Izumi, Anya Kielar, Rachel Kneebone, Laura Lima, Renata Lucas, Sarah Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Lee Maelzer, Eline McGeorge, Matthew Monahan, Katy Moran, Liz Neal, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Eva Rothschild, Karen Russo, Alejandra Seeber,Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir, Anj Smith, Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, Francis Upritchard, Pae White

As part of An Archaeology New York based artist Rina Banerjee worked in residence at 176 to produce a site-specific art work for both the exhibition and the Collection. Rina created a floating Taj Mahal sculpture - a tourist attraction that exists principally in the imagination as a monument to both memory and love.

During her residency Banerjee invited visitors to contribute their expectations and reminiscences of travel, migration and pilgrimage, collecting and creating personal souvenirs from objects and physical experiences which were incorporated into the artist's work in the form of objects and written notes.

During the residency an In Conversation event took place between Rina Banerjee and Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Exhibiting Artists

Gallery

Installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Berlinde de Bruyckere, J.L., 2005-6, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Berlinde de Bruyckere, J.L., 2005-6, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Cris Brodahl, Liquid Gold, 2006, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Cris Brodahl, Liquid Gold, 2006, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Susan Collis, Do you love me now that I can dance?, 2007, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White
Susan Collis, Do you love me now that I can dance?, 2007, installation view, An Archaeology, 2007 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Stephen White