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.

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

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.

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.

Stephen Loughman

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Proven Answers

Exhibition Launch:
Thursday 19 July 2018 | 6pm
Exhibition Continues: Friday 20 July – Saturday 15 September 2018
Admission: free

Stephen Loughman will present a solo exhibition incorporating painting, sculpture and video at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios with an opening reception on the 19th of July. Proven Answers takes its title from the opening lines to the 1969 film version of Ray Bradbury’s short story The Illustrated Man and uses narrative strands from this film as its basis.

Full press release available on the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website.

Ulrich Vogl

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Ulrich Vogl will take part in the group show BLANK BLANK in Alte Sparkasse, Berlin, opening June 22 at 7pm and running until July 1.

Other artists include A/A, Halil Altindere, Carsten Becker, Ekaterina Burlyga, Catch a Falling Knife Collective, Yvon Chabrowski, Mark Clare, Merve Çanakci, Ali M. Demirel, Maurice Doherty, Mona El Gammal, Ingo Gerken, Ivana Franke, Caroline Kryzecki, Pierre-Etiene Morelle, Özgür Erkök Moroder & Steffi Weismann, Barbara Müller, Sladjan Nedeljkovic, Jakob Roepke, Nicolás Rupcich, The Swan Collective, Pilvi Takala, Philip Topolovac & Markus Proschek, Chompunuch Vanichayanguranon & Theerawat Klangjareonchai, and Maria Viftrup. The exhibition is curated by Ece Pazarbasi and Stephan Klee.

 

BANK,
BLANK
– about new authenticity –
There is an empty bank at Karl Marx Straße, it still stands as the relict of the financial vision of the past centuries. Now the employers have left the building, the vaults are open and the cash machines are dismantled. This institution of faith in cash, trust in money and illusion of prosperity for the many not for the few has moved out. Within this empty shell, one cannot help asking, what else is substantial nowadays, what else is echt?
In a world interspersed with spectacle, illusions, hollow visions and unfulfilled dreams, it does not get only harder to authenticate a thing, but also echt changes its meaning dynamically. Using the bank as a collective laboratory of visions and statements regarding the meaning of realness today in our society, the exhibition brings together 32 works from 25 artists and groups around the sub themes of matter, body and authenticity.
Further information can be found here

 

 

Mick O’Dea

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Portraits by Mick O’Dea feature as part of Seamus Nolan’s Traveller Collection at the Hugh Lane

DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE

21 June 2018 – 23 September 2018

In 2017, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, came together for the first time to commission a significant socially engaged artist’s project in Dublin. Following submissions by artists from all of the CAPP partners, Irish artist Seamus Nolan’s proposal was successful. Seamus Nolan’s exhibition will comprise of archival material that forms the Irish Travelling People: a Resource Collection and which is borrowed from the Special Collections of Ulster University as well as paintings by Mick O’Dea from the Martin Folan collection at Pavee Point.

In the early 1990s, community activist Martin Folan approached artist Mick O’Dea about working with Travellers. O’Dea painted a series of nine close-up portraits of Traveller men and women, without any props or background identifying them as members of the Traveller community. He painted them, in his own words ‘without any emphasis on their status in life.’ Photo: Left to Right Artist Mick O’Dea with Martin Collins, Director Pavee Point.

More information available on the Hugh Lane website and on the Pavee Point website.

Alice Maher

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And still, like dust, I’ll rise

Curated by Vivienne Dick

June 1st – July 6th 2018

Galway Arts Centre

47 Dominick Street, Galway City

Alice Maher will take part in a group exhibition titled And still, like dust, I’ll rise. The show curated by Vivienne Dick at Galway Arts Centre opens on Friday 1st of June. Taking its title from Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise, the exhibition presents new and existing work in various media from a range of Irish and international artists: Alexis Adler, Dara Birnbaum, Vivienne Dick, Olivia Eberstadt, Dragana Jurisic, Breda Lynch, Eileen MacDonagh, Margaret Maiorana, Selma Makela, Isabel Nolan, Kathy Prendergast and Suzanne Walsh.

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Ulrich Vogl

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D MUSEUM

Seoul, South Korea

2018/05/03 – 2018/10/28

Ulrich Vogl is currently showing work at D MUSEUM, Seoul, South Korea alongside Martin Parr and Yoshinori Mizutani.

The exhibition, titled ‘Weather:오늘, 당신의 날씨는 어떤가요?’ Continues until the 28th of October 2018.

More information available here.

Sonia Shiel

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Elevate

Luan Gallery

Grace Park Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

6:00 PM, Thursday the 31st of May

Sonia Shiel will take part in a group exhibition titled, Elevate. The exhibition will officially be opened by the Director of the Arts Council Orlaith Mc Bride

Elevate also includes works by: Jenny Brady, Willie Doherty, Damien Flood, David Godbold,
Katie Holten, Jesse Jones, Eithne Jordan, Clare Langan, Eoin Mc Hugh,
Julie Merriman, Richard Mosse and Daphne Wright

Alice Maher

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EVA International

14th April — 8th July 2018

LIMERICK CITY

Alice Maher will be showing new work at EVA International as part of the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment was set up in 2015 by Cecily Brennan, Alice Maher, Eithne Jordan, and Paula Meehan. It began as an online campaign appealing to fellow artists, writers, musicians, and actors to put their names to a statement calling for a repeal of Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland (Article 40.3.3) that equates the life of a pregnant woman with that of the foetus. Three thousand artists have signed the petition so far, demanding the repeal of a law that has caused great mismanagement of women’s health care in Ireland and is a violation of international human rights. The aim of the campaign group is to promote national and international awareness of the restrictive reproductive laws of Ireland and to encourage and inspire other groups and activists to use cultural means to promote social change.

More information here.

Sonia Shiel

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DOUBLE TAKE

The Glucksman

Collections and Context

30 March – 8 July 2018

Sonia Shiel will exhibit work alongside Amanda Coogan, Martin Healy, Fiona Kelly, Alice Maher, Suzanne Mooney, Brian O’Doherty, Garrett Phelan, The Project Twins, and Sonia Shiel Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney

Over the past 14 years, the Glucksman has been privileged to show many ambitious site-specific works by Irish artists. DOUBLE TAKE: Collections and Context looks back to some of these innovative moments within our exhibition history by recreating displays by artists who are also represented in the UCC Art Collection. From dramatic gallery interventions to intimate moments of architectural response, art installations from previous Glucksman exhibitions are now shown together with the artist’s work from the UCC Art Collection. In doing so, DOUBLE TAKE invites viewers to consider how we see and understand art in different contexts. The significant presentation of Brian O’Doherty’s works in the Sisk Gallery is part of a larger focus on the artist’s work generated through the One, Here, Now restoration project at the Sirius Arts Centre which is on display in Cobh throughout 2018. DOUBLE TAKE is funded by University College Cork, the Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

Find out about visiting the Lewis Glucksman Gallery here.

Vanessa Donoso López / Stephanie Deady

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An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic

Group Exhibition at Highlanes Gallery,

Drogheda

‘An Act of Hospitality can only be poetic’ – Jacques Derrida

Stephanie Deady and Vanessa Donoso López will exhibit work in a group show alongside Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Willie Doherty, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisc, Ronan McCrea, Isabel Nolan, Mairead O’hEocha, Kathy Prendergast, Tamsin Snow & Sarah Tynan.

Inspired by a quote by Jacques Derrida, this exhibition curated by Linda Shevlin and Aoife Ruane seeks to present works that responds to themes of hospitality, identity, friendship and the multitude of journeys and conflicts encountered to attain them.

Organised in association with Age and Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.

More information here.

Sean Lynch

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Groundwork

International  Art in Cornwall

Sean Lynch will take part in an exhibition titled, Groundwork alongside Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Adam Chodzko, Tacita Dean, Manon de Boer, Andy Holden and Rosemary Lee.

Groundwork has four strands: a season of international contemporary art opening in May 2018, field trips, residential workshops and an ambitious learning programme. Supported by funding through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence scheme, Groundwork is organised by CAST (the Helston-based Cornubian Arts and Science Trust) in partnership with Kestle Barton, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Tate St Ives. With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme of exhibitions and events in 2018 includes presentations of important new commissions and acclaimed works by internationally celebrated artists in venues and outdoor sites across West Cornwall.

More info here.

Alice Maher

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Vox Materia

The Source Arts Centre,
Cathedral Street,
Thurles,
County Tipperary.

Curated by Pluck Projects.

Exhibition opening at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th March.

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 the Source Arts Centre website.

 

Aileen Murphy

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Aileen Murphy at Deborah Schamoni, Frankfurt

Naked Cheerleaders in My Chest, a solo show by Aileen Murphy is on view from 02.12.17- 17.02.18 at Deborah Shamoni, Frankfurt.

More info and text by Ingrid Lyons available here.

 

 

 

Diana Copperwhite

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Diana Copperwhite at dlr Lexicon 

Opens Saturday 3rd of February at 2pm

Diana Copperwhite will present new work in a joint exhibition at dlr Lexicon. This highly anticipated series will be presented alongside design pieces by Shirley Copperwhite in a collaboration that has evolved from both sisterhood and art/design crossover. The exhibition, titled Double Vision will take place at dlr Lexicon on Saturday the 3rd of February at 2pm. An informal talk and tour with the artists will take place before the opening at 1.30pm.

Artist in Conversation

Wednesday 21 February, 6.45-7.45pm Project Room

Join Diana Copperwhite in conversation with TCD Professor in Art History and Director of TRIAC Yvonne Scott; they will talk about the themes and concepts in Diana’s work.

 

More information available on the dlr Lexicon website.

Kathy Tynan

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Cité Internationale Des Arts Winners 2018

TBG+S Nominated Artist Kathy Tynan

Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are delighted to announce that artist Kathy Tynan has been awarded a residency in Paris as part of the Cité Internationale des Arts programme.

More than 60 artists from around the world will be in residence in 2018 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The residency programme is open to foreign artists, who wish to develop a project of research in Paris during a period of three or six months. These artists may be identified by the Institut Français, Alliances Françaises, cultural services of the French Embassies or French and foreign cultural organisations.

Kathy will work from a studio in Paris for three months in 2018. During her residency, Kathy will spend time discerning the recurrent motifs and patterns of the City. She will focus particularly on interventional man-made marks which feel strange or out of place within the urban landscape.

More information available here.

Sonia Shiel

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‘Dead Her’ (2018)

The Void, Derry

Saturday 20th January, 4pm

Image Credit:Courtesy of the Artist, Sonia Shiel
Still from Dead Her,  2018 – a narrated presentation.

Sonia Shiel is a Dublin born visual artist, whose works synthesise object, image and sound in performative and immersive installations. At Void, Shiel will premiere Dead Her, a narrated visual presentation, written, directed and performed by the artist. Dead Her is one of a number of recent narrative works that will feature in her new book of short stories each exploring the pursuit of creative agency, – or living – with and without art. It will be published in 2018, by UCD‘s Parity Studios Press.

Shiel has had exhibitions at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; ISCPNew York; Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; Kulturbunker, Frankfurt; Rua Red, Dublin; the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and the RHA Gallery I and II, among many others. Recent performances and readings include Treeline, TBGS, Artbox and the NCAD Gallery. She has been the recipient of many awards, and international residencies, with the support of the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, and has completed recent fellowships at Fordham Law School, New York and the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD.

More information available here.

Elaine Byrne

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Omega Workshop: An Experiment in Counter-Fashion
January 26 – March 10, 2018

Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts,
323 W. 39th St., 2nd Floor

Elaine Byrne will take part in a project alongside Carmen Argote, Nick Cave, Sky Cubacub, Frau Fiber, Friends of Light, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Ruby Hoette, Project KOVR, Fawn Krieger, Jennifer Moon, Marloes ten Bhömer, Marisa Williamson, Andrea Zittel.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 6 – 8 PM

Curated by: Rational Dress Society

Since the birth of fashion in the 19th century, counter-fashion—the practice of dressing to signal political solidarity—has been a site for critical intervention and utopian experimentation amongst activists, artists, and designers. Fashion is often mobilized to effect political change in moments of unrest. Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, continues this tradition, suggesting clothing for “end times.” In Omega Workshop, our clothes are reconceived as an act of resistance in dark times—a collective reimagining of our relationship to dress.

For Omega Workshop, the members of the Rational Dress Society bring together artists, designers and activists who mobilize the language of clothing to critique the existing fashion system and offer alternatives. The exhibition will function as an archive and a laboratory, intended both as a tool to spur the production of future counter-fashion, and a resource for artists and designers interested in pursuing alternative dress. The run of Omega Workshop coincides with New York Fashion Week, offering a necessary counterpoint to the consumer-driven spectacle of the fast fashion in New York’s historical (and diminishing) Garment District.

More information available here.