Replica Knowledge

Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw, Felix Sattler, and Konrad Angermüller (eds.)

This exceptional book-as-exhibition is the second instantiation of a curatorial-archaeological research project, in which an archaeologist, a curator, and a designer worked together to explore the international networks of manufacture, distribution, and collection of archaeological replicas. Together with invited artists and crafts(wo)men, they took the Humboldt-University’s Minoan-Mycenaean collection as a starting point for gathering stories and histories about wood, gypsum, and marble; about museums in Europe and North America; the perception of ancient Greece and the role of archaeology in the age of early modernity; and, about the production and commercial distribution of copies reaching into popular culture. Following an exhibition at the Tieranatomisches Theater (TA T) in 2017, this publication offers a space to reengage with the vast material generated in the process of the collaboration. It offers insights into the unheeded potential and agency of replicas that is activated when these objects are considered in their own respect—departing from the aura of the original that they copy, replicas reveal the conspicuous inconsistencies that constitute our “multiple past.”

Replica Knowledge: An Archaeology of the Multiple Past. Edited by Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw, Felix Sattler, and Konrad Angermüller. With contributions by Katerina Athanasaki, Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, Yannis Galanakis, Eirini Galli, Senta C. German, Tim Heilbronner, Seán Hemingway, Bernice R. Jones, Kenneth Lapatin, Christina Mitsopoulou, Céline Murphy, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Doniert Evely, Kostas Paschalidis, Vassiliki Pliatsika, Vassilkis Politakis, Felix Sattler, Heinz Scheiffele, Jerolyn Morrison, Andrew Shapland, Susan Sherratt, Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw, Esther Solomon, Thanassis Th. Sotiriou, Fay Stevens, Jan Stoewe, and René van Beek. Design by Konrad Angermüller.

 

English and German
Ca. 346 pages
21 x 27.5 cm
Full color and b/w images
Softcover, thread-bound
ISBN 978-3-9818635-7-4

 

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Published by K. Verlag

 

Forthcoming late 2019