Audio Tour:
The Way of the Shovel

About

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology traces the interest in history, archaeology, and archival research that defines some of the most highly regarded art of the last decade. Consisting almost entirely of work produced after the year 2000, The Way of the Shovel re-imagines the art world as an alternative “History Channel” that is as concerned with remembering histories as it is with challenging their truthfulness. Archaeology is considered both metaphorically and literally, with an emphasis on historical and archival research and the relationship between objects and historical truth.

Audio Playlist

  • 01

    Dieter Roelstraete

    Exhibition overview by Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete

    0:03:25
  • 02

    Pamela Bannos

    Pamela Bannos, on Shifting Grounds: Block 21 and Chicago’s MCA

    0:02:32
  • 03

    Joachim Koester

    Joachim Koester, on Passaic Seems Full of Holes

    0:01:26
  • 04

    Mark Dio

    Mark Dion, on Concerning the Dig

    0:05:31
  • 05

    Jack Green

    ­Archaeologist Jack Green, on the tools of the trade

    0:01:39
  • 06

    Mariana Castillo Deball

    Mariana Castillo Deball, on Uncomfortable Objects

    0:02:21
  • 07

    Susanne Kriemann

    Susanne Kriemann, on A Silent Crazy Jungle Under Glass

    0:03:05
  • 08

    Susanne Kriemann

    Susanne Kriemann, on in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (work cyclus)

    0:03:03
  • 09

    David Schalliol

    Sociologist David Schalliol, on the financial crisis of 2008

    0:01:41
  • 10

    Scott Hocking

    Scott Hocking, on Rusty Sputnik

    0:01:40
  • 11

    Sociologist David Schalliol

    Sociologist David Schalliol, on Detroit’s socio-economic conditions

    0:01:45
  • 12

    Sociologist David Schalliol

    Sociologist David Schalliol, on the Steel Belt and local activism

    0:01:57
  • 13

    Joachim Koester

    Joachim Koester, on Message from Andrée

    0:02:13
  • 14

    David Schalliol

    ­Sociologist David Schalliol, on the effects of the housing crisis in Chicago

    0:01:32
  • 15

    Joachim Koester

    Joachim Koester, on Some Boarded-Up Houses (Chicago)

    0:01:44
  • 16

    Nancy Burke

    Psychoanalyst Nancy Burke, on Sigmund Freud

    0:01:07
  • 17

    Nancy Burke

    Psychoanalyst Nancy Burke, on Freud’s antiquities collection

    0:01:57
  • 18

    Nancy Burke

    ­Psychoanalyst Nancy Burke, on Freud’s office

    0:01:33
  • 19

    Nancy Burke

    Psychoanalyst Nancy Burke, on Freud and memory

    0:03:15
  • 20

    Rebecca Keller

    Rebecca Keller, on her installation

    0:02:34
  • 21

    Nancy Burke

    ­Psychoanalyst Nancy Burke, on Freud and archaeology

    0:02:11
  • 22

    Jack Green

    Archaeologist Jack Green, on art and archaeology

    0:01:37
  • 23

    Michael Rakowitz

    Michael Rakowitz, on The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist

    0:04:34
  • 24

    Jack Green

    Archaeologist Jack Green, on the looting of Iraq's National Museum

    0:01:31
  • 25

    Mariana Castillo Deball

    Mariana Castillo Deball, on It rises or falls depending on whether you’re coming or going. If you are leaving, it’s uphill; but as you arrive it’s downhill

    0:03:59
  • 26

    Jack Green

    Archaeologist Jack Green, on burial archaeology

    0:01:39