Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Columbia University, 535 West 116th Street, New York
In the 2019 fall semester, Jeffrey Benjamin (Anthropology) taught the course “Principles of Art in Archaeological Practice.” This show, mounted in Low Library Rotunda in January 2020, is the culmination of a semester’s work by students in the course. Its title — “The soil is sentient” — is a phrase from a final paper by student Mira Baum. A few visiting artists have gracefully lent work to complement the work of the students; Ben Kinmont, Marko Marila, Tim Flohr Sørensen, Suvi Tuominen. The show is on view until 2021.