The Event of Archaeology: Colour Investigations & Reparation

This event is the third in a series of lectures, workshops and screenings titled ‘The Event of Archaeology’ taking place at the School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, organised by Dr Ines Weizman and research students of the MPhil/ PhD Programme.

Location: RCA, Kensington Campus – Lecture Theatre 1, Darwin Building, Kensington Gore (Jay Mews entrance) London SW7 2EU

29 February 2024
10:00am – 8:30pm

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Event Programme:

Ines Weizman
Royal College of Art

10:15 -12:15
Ingrid Halland and Marte Johnslien
University of Oslo, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Titanium Dioxide: An Arts-Based Archeology of an Unsettling Pigment
Ingrid Halland is an art and architectural historian and art critic, based in Oslo, Norway. She is associate professor in modern and contemporary art and architecture history at the University of Oslo and associate professor II at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she teaches in the PhD program. She is the leader and principal investigator of the research project TiO2: How Norway Made the World Whiter, funded by the Research Council of Norway (2023–2028). Halland’s academic articles have
appeared in Log, Journal of Design History, Aggregate, Arkitektur N, and Kunst og kultur, and the book Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture & Design (2021). Halland is founder and editor in chief of Metode, a publishing platform by ROM for kunst og arkitektur.

Marte Johnslien is a visual artist and researcher who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor in ceramic art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, department of Art and Craft, and holds a PhD in artistic research. She is the PI of the research project TiO2: The Materiality of White (MoW), and Co-PI of TiO2: How Norway Made the World Whiter (NorWhite), in collaboration with art and architecture historian Ingrid Halland (UiO). Marte Johnslien’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Norway, Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, and in the 12th Havana Biennial in Cuba. She has held solo exhibitions in Lillehammer Art Museum, Henie Onstad Art Center, Galleri Riis and Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway. She is the recipient of the Einar Granum Art Award (2012). Her work is included in the collections of the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, KODE, Bergen, Henie Onstad Art Center, Sørlandet Art Museum and Lillehammer Art Museum. Marte Johnslien is represented by Galleri Riis, Norway and FOLD, London.



Workshop with Ingrid Halland and Marte Johnslien and student presentations

Mindful Hands

(Dir. Adam Lowe and Luke Tchalenko, Factum Arte, 2017)

Adam Lowe
Factum Arte
The Absence of Colour. Repatriation Facts and the Art of Manufacturing (tbc)
Adam Lowe is the director of the Factum Arte and founder of Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation. Lowe created Factum Arte in 2001, a multidisciplinary workshop focused on the use of digital tools for the production of works for contemporary artists, and in 2009 founded Factum Foundation to integrate the innovative technologies established by Factum Arte in order to preserve, document, study, recreate and disseminate cultural heritage sites throughout the world. The innovations within the fields of preservation and technology include the Veronese’s Wedding at Cana, the cave of Kamukuwaká, Brasil, Caravaggio’s St Matthews, and the tombs of Thutmosis III, Tutankhamun and Seti I in Egypt. In 2014 Factum Foundation received the Apollo Award for Digital Innovation of the Year. Lowe has taught as an adjunct professor at the MS Historic Preservation at Columbia University, New York. In 2019 he was made Royal Designer for Industry by the British Royal Society of Arts.

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