Art and Archaeology

Collaborations, Conversations, Criticisms

  • Ian Alden Russell
  • Andrew Cochrane

Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ian Alden Russell, Andrew Cochrane
    Pages 1-6
  3. Exploration and Experimentation

  4. Curatorial Practice

  5. Application and Exchange

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Alice Watterson, Kieran Baxter, Aaron Watson
      Pages 179-195
  6. Archaeology after Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mike Pearson, Michael Shanks
      Pages 199-230
    3. Doug Bailey
      Pages 231-250
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


This volume presents a collection of collaborations and conversations between archaeological, contemporary art, and heritage practitioners. Departing from the proceedings of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress’s ‘Archaeologies of Art’ theme and Ábhar agus Meon exhibitions, it includes papers by seminal figures as well as experimental work by those who are exploring the application of artistic methods and theories to the practice of archaeology. Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, Conversations, Criticisms encourages the creative interplay of various approaches to ‘art’ and ‘archaeology’ as contributions to how we interpret and understand the world. Established topics such as cave art, monumental architecture and land art will be discussed alongside treatments of modern and contemporary drawing, installation art, performance art, photography, sculpture, and video art. Here, the parallel roles of artists as makers of worlds and archaeologists as makers of pasts are brought together in an appreciation of human creativity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Alden Russell
    • 1
  • Andrew Cochrane
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Archaeology and History of ArtKoç UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.The British MuseumLondonUnited Kingdom

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