Exhibition pairs video installation by Elizabeth Price with artifacts related to work of archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans

Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans is an exhibition which presents A RESTORATION, an immersive video by artist Elizabeth Price in which images drawn largely from Evans’s excavation, on Crete, of the Bronze Age culture of the Minoans are transformed into a work of art for the digital age. The video, made in response to a commission by the London-based Contemporary Art Society to create an artwork based on the collection of the University’s Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, will be contextualized and complemented by some 60 objects. These will comprise select original artifacts unearthed during Evans’s excavation and later restored by Evans and his team, as well as related watercolors, drawings, photographs, and archival materials. Many of these objects have never been publicly exhibited prior to this exhibition.

Curated by Jennifer Chi, Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator, ISAW; Rachel Herschman, Curatorial Assistant, ISAW; and Kenneth Lapatin, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the exhibition remains on view through January 7, 2018.

For additional information, the public can visit www.isaw.nyu.edu

Still from Elizabeth Price, A RESTORATION Video/installation, 2016