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Bow Arts: Art and Anthropology – from archive to future

Thursday 9th March (7 – 9pm)

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

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Anthropology: from Archive to future will look at how artists and anthropologists engage in a conversation with a future archive as a way of redefining how we think and feel about a collection of things, objects and natural artefacts. In Traces of the Future, the artwork of Arbugaeva and Neudecker, made alongside the anthropological fieldwork led by Prof. Wenzel Paul Geissler at the Amani Hill Research Centre, also re-imagines possible futures from the archive. It could be said that conceptual artists utilise the archive as a form of entry point to produce an engagement with objects, things and ideas. Anthropologists, on the other hand, think with the archive as a way of contextualising their field and research.