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Stephen Loughman – Periodical Review #8

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Preview: 6–8pm Friday 7th December 2018
Exhibition runs: Saturday 8th December 2018 – Saturday 19th January 2019
(Closed from 23rd December – reopens 3rd January)
Gallery open: 12–6pm Thursday–Saturday

Event:

1pm, Friday 14th December 2018 at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
BASIC TALKS ~ Sue Rainsford, presented in conjunction with Periodical Review #8

Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Periodical Review #8 selected by James Merrigan, Aisling Prior, Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy, and featuring: Bassam Al-Sabah, Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Basic Talks, Megan Burns, Susan Buttner, Sophie Daly, Robert Dunne, Marie Farrington, Austin Hearne, Sam Keogh, Stephen Loughman, Brian Maguire, Dennis McNulty, Celina Muldoon, Ciara O’Neill, Fiona Reilly, Sean O’Rourke, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Cliodhna Timoney, and Lee Welch.

For more information on this exhibition see here. 

Mick O’Dea – The Battlefield

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Congratulations to Mick O’Dea and Paul Duane on the sold-out premiere of The Battlefield, the film saw Duane follow Mick’s process as he prepared for his 2016 exhibition The Foggy Due which took place in the RHA to commemorate that one hundred year anniversary of the 1916 rising.

For those that missed it, the documentary will be available to view in The Glór Ennis as part of ‘Mick O’Dea Selects’ on Saturday the 15th of December.

For more information on this exhibition see here. 

Alice Maher – Rua Red 2020

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Rua Red has announced a groundbreaking commission for their 2020 programme with the launch of an extensive series of new commissions with some of Ireland’s foremost female arts practitioners. Taking place in 2020, the programme explores and responds to the figure of Mary Magdalene through the creation of new work by visual artists Amanda Coogan, Rachel Fallon, Jesse Jones and Alice Maher, writer and Director Grace Dyas and dancer/choreographer Oona Doherty. Maolíosa Boyle, Director of Rua Red, is the programme curator. Mary Magdalene is a subject of fascination and curiosity, a conflicted and mysterious figure encompassing many opposing qualities. She is defined as both noble yet humble, strong yet morally weak, beautiful yet haggard, passionate yet penitent, erotic yet reclusive, one who loved many and was yet seen as superficial, a sinner who sought redemption, someone of extreme vanity yet lived in a cave covering herself and hiding from humanity. Rua Red’s new commissions programme will explore how we have constructed Magdalene’s character through her many manifestations and how has she has influenced female history and current views and treatment of women.

 

For more information on this project see here.

Vox Materia | Alice Maher | 29.11.18 – 22.12.18

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Alice Maher is one of Ireland’s most established and influential artists and yet despite the long familiarity of her work she hasn’t lost the ability to surprise and unsettle. Her art is always mutating, fresh and dynamic. This new installation, Vox Materia, continues her sustained interrogation into the aesthetic potential of hybrid forms. Maher claims that her work is “not declamatory” but instead driven by a desire to “extend figuration into other realms” and offer a haptic as well as visual poetics of form. It includes a series of hand-made sculptural forms and largescale prints on paper. In common with a lot of her well-known work Maher began with a figure drawn from mythology and folklore. In this case it was a 12th century carving of a Mermaid from the neighbouring Kilcooly Abbey.

Maher describes the mermaid as a “hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal” making it an exemplary figure for embodying many of the themes and motifs that frequently appear throughout her rich and exquisite oeuvre. As a site for projecting both human desire and fear the mermaid offers the promise that the body can become reconsidered and reconstituted through relationships with unfamiliar forms. It also serves as a powerful political and ethical metaphor for the general ways in which identities can be subsumed. In particular it refers to the contemporary conditions of female identity and the possibilities offered the female voice.  It also reminds us that erotics and aesthetics are often inseparable.

Above is an excerpt from a text by Francis Halsall for Irish Arts Review

See the full text here.

Diana Copperwhite – Prism

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If your in Cork on Friday the 30th of November be sure to attend the opening of PRISM at the Glucksman.

Opening at 5pm on Friday 30th November 2018
The Glucksman is open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm Sunday 2 – 5pm Closed Monday

The Glucksman invites you to attend the official opening of Prism – the art and science of light.

PRISM features work by Polly Apfelbaum, David Batchelor, Alan Butler, James Clar, Diana Copperwhite, Jenny Holzer, Mark Joyce, Brigitte Kowanz, Dennis McNulty, Emer O’Boyle, and Grace Weir.

The exhibition is curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney in association with IPIC, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre at the Tyndall Institute, UCC.

The Glucksman’s exhibition programme is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation. An extensive programme of curated events, talks, art courses and workshops takes place during the exhibition run. Please consult our events guide at www.glucksman.org

RSVP at rsvp@glucksman.org

For more information see here.

In this brief time: art, environment and ecology | Symposium at Trinity College Dublin

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Saturday 24th November 11am- 5pm

Trinity College Dublin
Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037)
Arts Building
Dublin 2

If you’re in Dublin this weekend be sure to catch Geraldine O’Neill speaking at the art, environment and ecology symposium taking place in Trinity College. A number of distinguished contemporary artists will each give a presentation about how their work expresses dimensions of human relationships with the physical environment in the current epoch, which has been described as the Anthropocene in recognition of how evidence of human activity is apparent in the planet’s geological layers, and of the threat to the ecosystem on which the species depends. The talks, illustrated with relevant examples of each artist’s work, will be followed by opportunities for questions and discussion.

Keynote: John Gerrard
Artist contributors:
Vivienne Dick : Clare Langan : Siobhan McDonald : Deirdre O’Mahony : Geraldine O’Neill : Garrett Phelan
and a viewing of Vera Klute: The Grand Scheme
introduction and conclusion: Yvonne Scott

If you’re interested in attending this event be sure to book tickets here.

For more information on the symposium see here. 

 

Elaine Byrne – Eco Shifters

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23rd March – 26th May 2019

Cima Norma SA, Imp. Centr. Dist. Dangio, 6717 Dangio-Torre, Switzerland

Elaine Byrne will be exhibiting work in the exhibition Eco Shifters, Curated by Debora Hirsch and Franco Marinotti.
Eco Shifter refers to the ability to interact, adapt, transform and create new relationships with the environment.

The exhibition will take place in the Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Switzerland.

For more information on this project and others held in this space, visit here.

Many Worlds – Geraldine O’Neill

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Many Worlds : Portrait and Still Life Painting

The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

November 18th : 3pm – 4pm

If you’re in Dublin this weekend be sure to visit the National Gallery on Sunday where artist Geraldine O’Neill will be giving a free talk about portraiture and still life. In this talk Geraldine will be showing a slideshow of different works and will be touching upon her National gallery commissioned portrait of fashion designer John Rocha. The talk will take place downstairs in the National Galleries lecture theatre and is free to the public with no prior booking required.

View some of Geraldine’s work here.

 

 

Alice Maher – Vox Materia

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Crawford Art Gallery Library, Cork

Vicky Langan will present 3 performances(Thursday 15 November at 5:30pm, 6:15pm & 7pm) in response to Alice Maher’s Vox Materia, in the library of the Crawford Art Gallery. Interacting physically with Vox Materia’s bronze elements and drawing on the ideas raised by the show, Langan will layer physical gesture with scraps of sound to create an intensely personal response to Maher’s work.

Attendance is free but tickets should still be booked through eventbrite.com

View here for more information. 

Lost Highway Guy | Mark Swords | 2.11.2018 – 24.11.2018

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There is a song on “repeat play” in the studio. It is late. I am wallowing in my thoughts, my focus drifting between the music and my own ideas, surrounded by paintings.

 

“…all alone and lost…”

I am there, very much alone and must somehow use this time, make it count.

“O the day we met I went astray …”

I should be somewhere else, helping someone else. Nothing here could be as important as that.

“…and now I’m lost, too late to pray…”

I have made five paintings. I made them with my thoughts, my obsessions and my anxieties. I let myself make this work. Lost in thoughts. What I have lost.

“Take my advice or you’ll curse the day, you started rolling down that Lost Highway.”

I tried to allow anything into the paintings – from the big questions to the incidental, the accidental. I made this work with revisions and editing, with experience and knowledge because I had to, I cannot “unlearn” who I have become. I am older now.

“Take my advice or you’ll curse the day you started rollin’ down that Lost Highway.”

I made these paintings while thinking about the future. I am a father now. I made them while thinking about my past. I am a son, still. Probably everyone is on that Highway or, at least feels it occasionally. Maybe he was lonely but he sure wasn’t alone. His was no VIP club. It is late and time to go home.

“… just another guy on the Lost Highway.”

Alice Maher – 6SKIN

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 13/11/2018
13:45

The Gate Cinema

‘Be Warned! This is Not Your Kind of Film.’
Experimental and artistic, boundary-pushing films

6SKIN an experimental film directed by Alice Maher and Aideen Barry has been selected to premiere at the Cork Film Festival opening Tuesday the 13th of November.

6SKIN is a sound and image fantasia constructed as a series of veils, skins and fields of imagery. Polymorphic twin performers joyfully express the senses through dance in live action and animation sequences which overlap and embrace each other within a transformative soundscape.

For more information visit the website here.

 

 

Elaine Byrne – ART FOR ARCTIC’S SAKE

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Fordham University, Ildiko Butler Gallery, 113 W 60th Street, New York.

Nov 7, 2018 – Jan 15th, 2019

Opening reception Nov 7th, 6-8pm

If you are in New York over the coming months be sure to catch Elaine Byrnes work in the Ildiko Butler Gallery. Art for Arctic’s Sake is an exhibition that calls attention to the profound impact climate change is having upon the sensitive ecosystem of the Arctic and the communities that rely upon the region’s natural resources. This exhibition brings the Arctic and the disconcerting changes taking place there to our immediate attention, revealing the epic scale of global interconnectedness. At the same time, Art for Arctic’s Sake is a testament to the power of art to effect change, at present a growing number of artists have adopted socially engaged artistic practices and many have taken on the role of stewardship of the environment. In some instances, their work has directly contributed to environmental reform and social change.

In the Ildiko Butler Gallery are works by Janet Biggs, Rúrí, Subhankar Banerjee, Jessica Segall, Carleen Sheehan, Elaine Byrne, James Balog, and Adam D. J. Laity. This exhibition was organized by Jo Anna Isaak, Katherina Fostano, Carleen Sheehan, and students of Fordham University. The exhibition runs from November 7, 2018 – January 15, 2019 at the Ildiko Butler Gallery in Fordham University Lincoln Center campus. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8pm, featuring a musical composition by Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis performed by the Corvus Ensemble.

For more information visit the website here.

‘It’s Happening Now’ – Oliver Comerford

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If you’re in London this weekend be sure to catch ‘It’s Happening Now’ opening Friday the 2nd at Safe House 1, 139 Copeland Rd, Peckham SE15 3SN. An artist talk will be held Saturday the 3rd at 3pm and Oliver Comerford will be speaking.

The Art Society is the project name for a series of three international art exhibitions that taking place in London in April and October 2018 and also in May 2019. Twenty-nine artists from seven different countries are participating in the project.  All three exhibitions highlight the multiple manifestations of time in art. In order to underline this particular focus the exhibition titles are “To Make Art Happen”, “It’s Happening Now” and “What Happened Then?”

 There will be public talks through the exhibitions with workshops and performances, crossing borders with the public, artists and academics from other countries, to bring people together and forge connections between artists in Europe and beyond.

The exhibition is funded by the Icelandic Art Fund. The exhibitions involve a number of prominent artists such as Robert Holyhead, Kristinn Mar Palmason, Natasha Kidd, Oliver Comerford, Johanna Kristbjorg Sigurdardottir, Kevin Atherton,  Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir, Hatty Lee, and Elizabeth Russell.

The Art Society takes place at Safehouse 1, Copeland Road London in association with Maverick Projcets.  Maverick Projects offers unique locations for art exhibitions, theatre, events, filming and photography shoots and provide production and event management services, is supported by the National Lottery though the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh – ‘Peripheries’ at the dlr Lexicon Gallery.

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Peripheries‘ curated by by John Daly opens Friday the the 23rd of November at 6pm.

Municipal Gallery dlr Lexicon

Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire

 

Peripheries: Patrick Graham, Eddie Kennedy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
24 November 2018 – 20 January 2019, Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon

Peripheries presents three of Ireland’s finest contemporary painters from three
different generations – Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b. 1977), Eddie Kennedy (b. 1960) and
Patrick Graham (b. 1943). The exhibition is curated by John Daly, Hillsboro Fine Art,
Dublin, and presents new and recent work by the artists. It celebrates both the
common ground shared by them in their artistic practice as well as the versatility of
contemporary painting.

Peripheries features new paintings by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, recent large
and small-scale seascapes by Eddie Kennedy and new paintings by Patrick Graham.
A selection of drawings and sketches (from sketchbooks) by Patrick Graham are
also included in the exhibition.
The exhibition is accompanied by a Learning Programme co-ordinated by Claire
Halpin and comprises painting workshops for young children and adults, Dementia
friendly gallery tours and an Artists in Conversation ‘Straight From the Tube –
Painters Talking Paint’ with the three exhibiting artists chaired by John Daly on
Saturday 1 December, 2-3.30pm. The renowned historian Diarmaid Ferriter,
Professor of Modern History at UCD will present a talk about his new book ‘On the
Edge – Ireland’s Off Shore Islands, a Modern History ’on Wednesday 16 January
2019 at 7pm at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon.
Peripheries opens to the public on 24 November 2018 and runs until 20 January
2019 at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. For further information or
images please contact Ciara King or Maire Davey c.king@dlrcoco.ie/
m.davey@dlrcoco.ie or phone dlr Arts Office (01) 236 2759.

Island Life – Westport

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Island Life – Westport 

25TH October – 25th November 2018
Custom House Studios & Gallery
The Quay, Westport
Co.Mayo
A conversation with some of the artists will be held on Thursday the 25th October at 5.30pm.

Sonia Shiel, Nevan Lahart, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Kathy Tynan, Aileen Murphy, Marcel Vidal, Stephanie Deady, Stephen Loughman, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Cecilia Danell, William O’Neill, Pat Byrne, Salvatore of Lucan, Robert Armstrong, Mark Swords, Dermot Seymour, Julia Dubsky and Joe Scullion.

Island Life will have it’s second outing later this month in Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport. The exhibition will include some new works by previously exhibited artists as well as the addition of Nevan Lahart, Aileen Murphy, Dermot Seymour, and Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh.

Painting exists in an increasingly sophisticated visual world that sometimes seems to have a diminishing interest in the possibilities of paint. Island Life is concerned with the idea that, within the medium of paint there are opportunities for the individual to question the situation we live in and the resources we share. The paintings in this exhibition address the human condition and each of the artists suggests the capacity of the medium of paint to encompass both personal and universal concerns.

As It Goes | Joe Scullion | 04.10-27.10.2018

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Joe Scullion

 

In As it Goes, interiors and exteriors merge, voids and forms are interchangeable and within the pictorial plane, perceptual slippages occur. Spatial boundaries assert and digress continually, creating an assemblage of fragmentary gestures that affirm a cohesive whole. These paintings celebrate dream logic and the capacity of images to describe the subconscious, intangible and metaphysical experience.

Within his practice, Scullion endeavors to make a painting without deciding what the completion of that painting might entail or how the final image will announce itself. Instead he allows the paintings to settle for periods of time after working on them, acknowledging specific chance elements that have come to exist within the paintings, independent of his own intentionality. His deferential attitude toward the use of paint as a medium allows each work to develop its own character, with flourishes, nuances and details that are particular to each composition, affording them a certain capriciousness. They are believable and convincing whilst being simultaneously nonsensical, in this way they retain their humour and lightness. Scullion is interested in the idea of nonsense, how we order truth and illusion, and the visual criteria for both. He is interested in the creation of images with such verisimilitude as to produce a trompe l’oeil. Scullion’s paintings are willfully disorientating and incorporate fictional architecture and landscape. There are aspects of the image that we trust, but simultaneously know to be illogical.

 

 

Sonia Shiel

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Sea Change, IADT 21 years: 

Dlr Lexicon Gallery

Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire

14 September – 4 November

This anniversary exhibition includes contributions from alumni in the specialist fields of art, film and animation. The exhibition is curated by Oonagh Young and highlights the diversity of artistic practices that have been developed over twenty one years by graduates.

IADT and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office have commissioned Sonia Shiel to make a new art work for the exhibition. Shiel will exhibit a split diptych painting. These two paintings will be exhibited together at Sea Change, and then separated afterwards to go to the IADT Collection and the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Collection. The exhibition is a collaboration between IADT and dlr Lexicon to celebrate IADT’s 21st Anniversary.

The exhibition features art works and films by David BeattieJenny BradyAlan-James BurnsNina CanellAnita DelaneyDamien FloodMark GarryAdam GibneyJesse JonesVera KluteMateusz LubeckiBea Mac MahonMaser, Fiona Marron, Ciaran Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Isobel Nolan, Meadhbh O’Connor and Sonia Shiel, and books by Sarah Baume, Fiona Gannon, James Merrigan, Chris Fite Wassilack, Sue Rainsford and Ciaran Walsh.

For further information please visit dlr Lexicon Galleries website

See more of Sonia Shiel’s work here

Alice Maher

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Vox Materia

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Emmett Place, Centre, Cork

7 September – 24 November 2018

Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and works on paper. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a 12th Century mermaid carving at nearby Kilcooley Abbey, this show meditates on voice and silence. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal, and is often associated with traumatic loss of voice. Maher deploys the mermaid not as a motif, but as an ambiguous and powerful conceptual tool to explore ideas of language, embodiment, agency, and autonomy.

For further information please visit Crawford Art Galleries website.

Vanessa Donoso López

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The Forest of Cedar, a new work by Vanessa Donoso López will be exhibited in Untitled [Landscape]: Organised by the OPW and the Department of Finance.

Untitled [Landscape] The exhibition focuses on the theme of landscape, and the thirty artworks chosen reflect the variety of this genre in each collection. The show will tour four venues and began in September in the Bridewell Centre Magherafelt. It will then travel to Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin in November. The third venue in February is the Luan Gallery, Athlone, and the final venue is Roe Valley Arts & Cultural centre Limavady, in April to May 2019.

More information available here

borderline | Elaine Byrne | 06.09-29.09.2018

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Elaine Byrne

borderline

6th -29th September, 2018

Why do nation-states desire walls? What do walls promise to secure, protect, contain or keep at bay? These are questions Elaine Byrne interrogates in her new work, borderline.

As nations are building fortified boundaries at an accelerating rate, Byrne uses photography and sculpture to examine the anxieties of sovereign impotence such “walling” betrays. Her work layers impossible perspectives and excavates the motivations for constructing these barriers. Traversing boundaries from Tijuana, Mexico to Melilla in Spain, Byrne reflects that, on the surface, these walls vary in what they aim to deter –workers or asylum seekers; drugs, weapons, terror; ethnic or religious mixing—yet there are common dimensions to their proliferation at this moment in world history.

Often, the true purpose for constructing fortified barriers is not one of national security but economics. Each of the new boundary can be seen to issue from certain pressures on states exerted by globalisation, where a globalised world harbors fundamental tensions between opening and enclosing. These tensions materialise a contradiction between increasingly liberalised borders on the one hand, and the devotion of unprecedented funds and energies to border fortification on the other.

Apart from what they purport to ‘do,’ border walls respond to the effect of declining sovereignty and in part to fantasies and anxieties by generating a national imaginary. Plumbing the visual and psychic dimensions of these forms, borderline examines how the spectacle of a wall gratifies a wish for sovereignty to be restored to the people and the state.

Byrne’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has presented work at Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia; Slought Foundation, Philadelphia; Elizabeth Foundation, New York; ISCP, New York; Montoro12 gallery, Rome; Limerick City Gallery, UAM, Mexico amongst others. She was awarded the RHA Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Artist Photography prize and was winner of 8th Arte Laguna Venice sculpture prize (2014) and the TINA prize (2015). She was awarded a studio at ISCP in NY as part of their ground floor program. Her work is in permanent collections including: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Pennsylvania; Office of Public Works and The Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland. She has an MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dublin and was a 2014-2015 Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Diana Copperwhite

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Diana Copperwhite’s painting, Original of the Species Features as part of More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection

Selected by the pupils from Room 13 Inquiry, in association with Draíocht
Ground Floor Gallery
and Carrier of Memories by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske
Draíocht’s inaugural INCUBATE commission, curated by Sharon Murphy
First Floor Gallery

HOME consists of two distinct yet related exhibitions focusing on the theme of home.

More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection is a collaboration between Draíocht and the children from Room 13 Inquiry, providing a unique and exciting opportunity to reflect on meanings of home for children in contemporary Dublin 15, which has a very young, diverse and multi-ethnic population. It has, in fact, the fastest growing young people’s population under 30 in Ireland, with 26% of the population under 15 years of age. Nearly 25% of the population are described as the ‘new’ Irish which is double the national average. Through sharing experiences of home and exchanging skills and knowledge of contemporary art, collections and curating, this collaboration will result in an exhibition that expands perceived notions of home at personal, social and cultural levels and give voice to a new generation of Irish children. The Irish Museum of Modern Art Programme is designed to promote the widest possible involvement with the Museum’s Collection and programmes, through supporting access opportunities to the visual arts in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland. Room 13 Inquiry is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office under the direction of Julie Clarke and led by resident artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden. Room 13 studios based in Scoil Bhríde Cailíní NS Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS are the first such school-based studios to open in the Republic of Ireland.

Stephen Loughman

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Stephen Loughman at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

Conversation: Stephen Loughman and Valerie Connor

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | 6.30pm

This informal discussion will take in Stephen Loughman’s current exhibition Proven Answers and his wider practice. Proven answers continues until 15 September 2018

Valerie Connor is a curator​ and educator. She works on artists’ commissions and projects ​in the visual arts and lectures in photography at the School of Media, DIT. As the commissioner at the 26th Bienal de São Paulo, she invited Stephen Loughman to be part of Ireland’s participation, leading to the exhibition of his paintings in the Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion. She maintains voluntary advisory roles with the ​National Irish Visual Arts Library and PhotoIreland, and is the recipient of a Residential Language Bursary awarded by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2018.

Further information available on the TBG+S Website.

 

Aileen Murphy

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Aileen Murphy will take part in a group show titled, THE SAME AS EVER, BUT MORE SO at Braunsfelder, Cologne.

Curated by Miriam Bettin

September 8th 2018 – October 28th 2018

Opening September 7th From 2pm

More information available here.

Alice Maher

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Vox Materia 

Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place Cork

7 September – 24 November 2018 
Modern Galleries & Screening Room

Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and works on paper. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a 12th Century mermaid carving, this show meditates on voice and silence. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal, and is often associated with traumatic loss of voice. This new work is presented alongside Cassandra’s Necklace (2012), Maher’s first live-action film, in which the mythical protagonist wanders an arid, glittering landscape in search of her voice, literally a necklace of unspeaking tongues.

Both bodies of work demonstrate Maher’s ongoing exploration of the burdens of silence and silencing in her recent practice.

Vox Materia was commissioned by The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, with support from Creative Ireland and Tipperary County Council.

More information available here.

Neven Lahart

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WIELS Art Book Fair 2018

WIELS
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels (BE)

8-9.9.2018

Vic Sims of the Hollow Gram by Nevan Lahart will feature in WIELS Art Book Fair 2018*, alongside new and recent works by Pauline Curnier Jardin, Stefaan Dheedene, Ben Van den Berghe & Alexey Shlyk, Andrew Norman Wilson – and some Fremdkörpern.

Saturday 8** & Sunday 9.9.2018, 11:00-18:00
Free entrance
www.wiels.org

* WIELS organizes for the 4th time the WIELS Art Book Fair presenting artists, publishers & collectors who offer art books, artists’ books, catalogues, periodicals & other printed matter to the public.
** WIELS won the AICA-Belgium’s Best Exhibition Award 2017 for ‘The Absent Museum’. The prize will be awarded on the first day of the WIELS Art Book Fair at 11:30, accompanied by a speech and reception.

Elaine Byrne

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Elaine Byrne will take part in a group exhibition opening tonight at the ISCP, New York

Artists in the exhibition: Elaine Byrne, Danilo Correale, Simone Couto, Alexis Dahan, Furen Dai, Jude Griebel, Joshua Liebowitz, Martha Skou, and Raul Valverde.

Never Take a Vacation with an Artist Who Collects the Same Stuff You Do is a group exhibition featuring the work of the nine artists in residence in ISCP’s Ground Floor Program. The presentation focuses on vacation and leisure time, a premise that the artists developed in collaboration. Works include Martha Skou’s audio-visual interpretation of a recent summer road trip, where she entered a community as a foreigner and left as a member; Simone Couto’s cross-stitch of a surveillance sign which reminds the viewer that privacy is a rare and precious commodity even while on vacation; and Danilo Correale’s 1001 Ways to Live Without Working (after Tuli Kupferberg), a performance activated by a screensaver, which liberates the ISCP front desk staff from working for a period of time. Set to open during the leisurely days of summer, this exhibition aims to lull the viewer into a state of relaxation.

More information available here.