Art and Archaeology: Collaborations, Conversations, Criticisms – Published!

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Nov 22, 2013 in news

I am happy to report that after two years of editorial work, Art and Archaeology – the newest addition to Springer’s One World Archaeology series – has been published. You can see a preview of the book here: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/anthropology+%26+archaeology/book/978-1-4614-8989-4 Thank you so much to all the contributors for your amazing support and wonderful writing, and a huge […]

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 9, 2013 in news

It’s going to be a great day in Chicago tomorrow morning. I am pleased to be bringing together a panel of curators, artists, archaeologists and scholars to have an open discussion about the emergence of archaeological themes in contemporary arts practice. I hope you will be able to join us in Chicago, and if not, […]

“The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology” Session at TAG 2013

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 15, 2013 in news

I’m delighted to announce that I will be co-organizing a roundtable discussion session with Dieter Roelstraete (Manilow Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago) for the upcoming meeting of the Theoretical Archaeology Group at the University of Chicago this May. The session will feature artists, curators, and scholars responding to the upcoming exhibition at the Museum […]

Speaking at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 11, 2012 in news

3:30pm, Saturday, May 12, 2012 Today I will be speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a guest of Oscar Ho and the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies. The topic is: Timely Transgressions: Contemporary Art and Contemporary Heritage In my research and practice, I seek to reframe understandings of cultural heritage as […]

Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

Guest at Koç University

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 27, 2011 in news

This December and January I will be a guest lecturer at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Lecturing on curation and leading workshops on exhibition design, the visit has been organized by Prof. Lucienne Thys-Şenocak as a part of the build up to the launch of their new exhibition and museum space at […]

Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Nov 15, 2011 in blog, news

This past Saturday, I was invited to be a panelist for a plenary session for the 2011 meeting of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) at Boston University. Organized by Rodney Harrison, the plenary “Designs for an Archaeology of the Contemporary” was a wonderful opportunity to engage in cutting-edge, critical conversations around the […]

Tracing heritage erasure along I-195

Video presentation for the “Heritage Erasure: Vandalism and Obliteration in the Historic Environment” session of the “Peoples, places, stories 2011″ conference at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Created from the archive of Fiona Hallinan’s artist project “Roadscore | Invisible String”. Thank you to Fiona Hallinan, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the John Nicholas Brown Center for […]

Art and archaeology: A modern allegory

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Jul 15, 2011 in academic, arts, essays, news, publications

2011 ‘Art and archaeology: A modern allegory’ a comment on Rodney Harrison’s article ‘Surface assemblages: Towards and archaeology in and of the present’ in Archaeological Dialogues 18 (2) 176–180. Read it here.

Exquisite Things in Contexts, Haffenreffer Museum Annual Newsletter

Exquisite Things: An exhibition of connections within collections from the May 2011 issue of Contexts – The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s Annual Newsletter –by Ian Russell This past December, the students of Things: The Material Worlds of Humanity opened a new off-site exhibition project for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Located in the newly reopened Stephen […]