presentation of the publication ‘400m’

“Sobre los óstraca de Iruña-Veleia, y el trajecto desde la arqueología al arte contemporáneo”  (“On the ostraca of Iruña-Veleia, and the path that leads from archaeology to contemporary art”) + info

400m is the distance between the museum of archaeology and the museum of contemporary art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the Basque Country. It is also the title of our new book about the controversy that arose around the archaeological finding of the ostraca in Iruña-Veleia: hundreds of fragments of Roman ceramics with inscriptions of drawings, texts in Latin and what seemed to be the most ancient written evidence in the Basque language found until then. However, the inscriptions were considered by a select expert committee to be fake.

The book will be presented for the first time at the exhibition “The Materiality of the Invisible” at the Van Eyck Academy, and will be on sale during the annual congress of the European Association of Archaeologists which will be held in Maastricht from 30 August to 3 September 2017.

Details of the publication:
Date Published: Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
19 x 24 cm, 100 pages.
Texts and illustrations in black and white.

By Iratxe Jaio + Klaas van Gorkum.
With texts by Iratxe Jaio + Klaas van GorkumIñaki Martínez de Albéniz and Harkaitz Cano.
Printed in 2017 with a mimeograph at the Charles Nypels Lab of the Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (Holland).

3 editions:
English – ISBN 978-90-72076-86-1
Spanish – ISBN 978-90-72076-89-2
Basque – ISBN 978-90-72076-90-8