Once upon a Time in the West: Symposium with Sylvère Lotringer
Saturday May 18, 2 - 5.30pm + reception
18 May 2013
This symposium is organized to coincide with the visit of renowned French Professor Sylvere Lotringer to Galway as he re-traces the steps of Antonin Artaud to the city and the Aran Islands in 1937. The public discussion will precede his visit to Inis Mór to make a film on the subject emerging from a collaborative workshop on the island with international and local filmmakers and artists. His desire to transpose Artaud’s Mexican writings to Aran in his film provokes many challenging aesthetic and political questions about art, writing, nationality and translation.
Sara Greavu: And your feet unable to find the ground
Wednesday 8 May at 7pm
8 May 2013
This work considers Wolfe Tone and the revolutionary moment of 1798, reading it through the current economic climate of Europe, Ireland and Inishowen and the revolutionary possibilities of today.
HOUSEHOLD at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2013
Thursday 2 May
2 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Belfast-based curatorial collective HOUSEHOLD are delighted to have been invited to curate a visual arts programme for this year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
We have invited seven of Belfast’s most exciting artists and an experimental theatre group to work in three unused and unusual properties in the heart of Belfast: a retro 1970’s office building on North Street, a disused ‘Mr Pound’ shop on High Street and a former architect’s office on Hill Street.
John Doherty: Recent Paintings
Thursday 25 April, 6 - 8pm
26 Apr 2013 - 18 May 2013
The exhibition is comprised of a new series of paintings on canvas and smaller works on board that feature the artist’s favourite leitmotifs – buoys, shop fronts and petrol pumps – which reappear frequently in his work. Although the subject matter of much of John Doherty’s work belongs to the forlorn and crumbling remains of an Ireland that, though familiar, has been consigned to history, his realism is immediately attractive for its apparently benign normality. The abandoned corner shops and bars, the rusting petrol pumps, rotting boats and disused oil drums seem harmless enough, but upon closer inspection they assume a dark humour. Doherty’s images, coupled with the wry wit of their titles, point towards the human stories that exist behind the facades of places and things inhabited and used countless times over the years. Rendered in an incredibly skilled acrylic photo-realism, his paintings make the different country of the past seem both tangible and real.
Film on Sound
National Concert Hall
Thursday 25 April at 6pm
25 Apr 2013
The programme for this event comprises three new videos, followed by a slideshow with live performance. Those involved share an interest in exploring the relationship between contemporary music and visual art. Through mixing disciplines, a new creative arena is opened, resulting in works which would not otherwise be made.
Sarah & Michael Longley
Thursday 18 April, 5:30 - 8pm
18 Apr 2013 - 4 May 2013
Sarah Longley is a native of Belfast but has recently relocated to Kirkton in the North-West Highlands, close to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. As a painter, Longley favours a range of subject matters including the human figure (both her own and that of friends and family), intimate domestic interiors, still lifes of flowers or fabrics and outdoor scenes. Her artwork customarily reflects her surroundings in a personal way.
Tino Sehgal: This Situation
IMMA @ NCH
12 Apr 2013 - 19 May 2013
A pioneering work by the British-German artist Tino Sehgal made up entirely of live encounters between people opens to the public on the second floor of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s temporary exhibition space in Earlsfort Terrace on Friday 12 April 2013. This Situation offers Irish gallery-goers the first opportunity to experience Sehgal’s approach to art, in which he responds to and engages with gallery visitors through the use of conversation, sound and movement. His recent project in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall was described by The Observer’s art critic, Laura Cumming as a potentially life-changing experience for visitors, enabling people to learn about other people and themselves, and by The Guardian’s Adrian Searle as the defining art work of the year. This Situation has toured globally with the support of the Goethe-Institut and is a unique unmissable experience.
Bricks in the Rain
Wandesford Quay Gallery
Friday 5 April at 6pm
6 Apr 2013 - 9 May 2013
Irish ceramic artists undertook a 5-week residency at Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, in, China where they created artworks, using local materials and facilities. Their creations were then put on display, ensuring a permanent presence in China – an extraordinary opportunity for the group and for the profile of Irish Ceramic Art.
Made on Monday III
Friday 5 April at 6pm
6 Apr 2013 - 10 Apr 2013
Opening Reception Friday 5 April at 6pm Debora Ando, Olive Barrett, Patricia Brennan, Bob Byrne, Andrew Cassidy, Paola Catizone, Shea Dalton, Vanessa Donoso López, David Duff, Gillian Fitzpatrick, Austin Hearne, Brian Hegarty, Jennifer Hickey, Yvonne Higgins, Chris Jones, Barry Kehoe, Maggie Madden, Jonathan Mayhew, Brigid McClean, Séamus McCormack, Fiona Mulholland, Beth O’Halloran, Aidan O’Sullivan, Jennifer [...]
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and Alicja Pytlewska: Over Hear
Sunday 31 March, 2 - 4pm
1 Apr 2013 - 20 Apr 2013
The Sensory Archive project presents its first project, ‘Over Hear’ – an installation by artists Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and Alicja Pytlewska, working in collaboration with Textile Designer Marie Molterer and Researcher and Educator Sarah Quinn.
Jesse Jones: The Trilogy of Dust
Rubicon Projects Brussels [March-May 2013]
28 Mar 2013 - 13 Apr 2013
Born in Dublin in 1978, Jesse Jones creates works that primarily take the form of film and video. She explores historical instances of communal culture that resonate with contemporary society and politics. The artist isolates forms and subjects, often through the use of Brechitan theatre techniques of estrangement, as a tool for both re-imagining and directly intervening in social discourse. She has recently had solo exhibitions at venues such as Spike Island, Bristol; the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; and REDCAT, Los Angeles; as well as public work such as 12 Angry Films, a temporary drive-in cinema project in Dublin in 2005. She is currently working on a public art commission for the Convention Centre Dublin, commissioned by The OPW in conjunction with Create for 2013.
Sean Scully Events
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
28 March 2013
28 Mar 2013 - 9 May 2013
Thursday 28 March at 1pm Keynote Lecture: Sean Scully Wednesday 10 April, 11am Coffee Conversation: DORIC – Sean Scully with Yvonne Pettitt Saturday 13 April, 3:30 – 4:30pm Interactive Scully Workshop for 3 – 6-year-olds with artist Ashleigh Downey Sunday 14 April, 3pm Film Screening: Sean Scully: Why this, not that? Sunday 21 April, 3 [...]
Experimental Film Society
Tuesday 26 March at 7:30pm
26 Mar 2013
With an aim to bring together enthusiasts for experimental film/avant-garde cinema in Limerick, Ormston House Limerick has arranged an evening of screenings and discussion with the Dublin-based Experimental Film Society (EFS). Using the EFS as a case study, Ormston House hopes to facilitate the beginnings of a collective of like-minded artists, filmmakers and audiences in Limerick.
Laura Morrison / Maite Zabala
Saturday 23 March, 7:30 - 10pm
23 Mar 2013 - 3 May 2013
Laura Morrison and Maite Zabala are two emerging artists who conscientiously address materiality and object making in their distinct approaches. In contrast to the dominant emphasis in contemporary art on new media saturation, both artists present a deliberately slow pace of form and encounter that draws its intensity and provocation from precise attention to surface, scale and space. The show will bring into relation new work by both artists made specifically for Void, generating questions that will evolve and be activated further through dialogue and discussion. A commissioned essay and publication will accompany the show. Curated by Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh
Lucy Andrews: The Modelled Conscious
Thursday 21 March 6 - 8pm
23 Mar 2013 - 11 May 2013
The Modelled Conscious is a new development by RUA RED to engage contemporary artists in response to a unified theme. The first in this series is artist Lucy Andrews.
Through the active engagement of artists in the creation of a new commission for the expansive space of Gallery 1, the artists chosen for The Modelled Conscious can express their own personal response to the idea of form and consciousness as well as the space itself.
Seán Mac Erlaine + Donal Dineen: Duo Tour
Saturday 23 March from 8pm
23 Mar 2013
Galway Arts Centre is delighted to present an evening of music and visual collaboration from 8pm on Saturday 23 March in Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway. Acclaimed musician Seán Mac Erlaine and visual artist, DJ and broadcaster Donal Dineen present a circular dialogue between lush improvised soundscapes and expressive and experimental live film.