Can we select our heritage?

An interesting exhibition, “ARV”, was opened on September 23 at Glassgata, at The Arctic University of Norway’s campus in Alta. ARV is designed as a travelling exhibition and has previously been exhibited in Tromsø, Sortland, Berlin, and Hammerfest.

From the exhibition of ARV at Humboldt University, Berlin, in October 2019

What is heritage in the Anthropoecene? How do we divide between heritage and waste? Through an aesthetic and thought provoking presentation of modern ruins and sea borne material collected on beaches in Norway, Iceland and Russia, ARV invites visitors to question the blurred boundaries between heritage and waste, nature and culture, preservation and loss, the wanted and the unwanted.

ARV is based on the research project Unruly Heritage and is designed by archaeologists Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir, and artist Joar Nango, in collaboration with a team of artists and experts from Tromsø Museum.

From the exhibition of ARV at Humboldt University, Berlin, in October 2019

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