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Ella de Búrca: GOBO

Ella de Búrca: GOBO

Ella de Búrca: GOBO

6 Feb 2015 - 14 Mar 2015

The trail of Roger Casement, hero, traitor, martyr, pervert; (who he is is who he is to you) led de Búrca to Iquitos, Peru where Casement’s humanitarian work had ended the savage reign of the Ango-Peruvian Rubber company. After decades of widespread rape, torture and usury at the hands of unchecked capitalism, the indigenous culture had been all but erased. A century later, globalized capitalism has wreaked similar decay upon the monuments that those rubber barons built to themselves.

Tim Goulding: Patching the Void

Tim Goulding: Patching the Void

Tim Goulding: Patching the Void

20 Feb 2015 - 7 Mar 2015

Taylor Galleries is pleased to present Patching the Void, an exhibition marking the launch of a boxed set of etchings and poems by Tim Goulding. The exhibition also features related paintings and drawings.

home: Open Submission Exhibition 2015

home: Open Submission Exhibition 2015

home: Open Submission Exhibition 2015

14 Feb 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are delighted to present this exhibition of visual art by artists who have studied in, are originally from, or are living or working in the county.

Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015

While bread and the craft of making it are nearly as old as civilisation itself, Pain au levain was the first leavened bread, probably discovered in Egypt six thousand years ago. Artist Abigail O’Brien’s interest in bread, its elemental properties, the magical process that takes place in its making, its centrality in human daily life across race and culture and religion, its familial, social and cultural importance, and its rich symbolism, spans some twenty years.

Anthony Haughey: Excavation

Anthony Haughey: Excavation

Anthony Haughey: Excavation

23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015

Anthony Haughey is an artist who explores contested territories in Ireland and Europe. In a premier for Limerick City Gallery of Art, Haughey returned to Bosnia to make a new film. UNresolved reflects on the twentieth anniversary of genocide in Srebrenica. Haughey presents a haunting memorial to the victims of the Bosnian war of 1992-95. The title relates to the UN Security Resolution 819, passed on the 16th April 1993 declaring Srebrenica as a ‘safe’ area for Muslim refugees – the prelude to what was the largest act of genocide in Europe since the holocaust. Following Haughey’s earlier work in Bosnia, between 1998-2002, he gained exclusive access to buildings and atrocity sites in Serb controlled territory, areas that have hitherto been off limits. Breaking the silence of this film is a recording of eyewitness accounts of massacre victims collated from archives such as Human Rights Watch and also directly from people encountered on research visits to Bosnia, with accounts of resistance and survival, testimonies from young Dutch soldiers who were serving in Srebrenica and conflicting accounts from UN personnel and Serb military commanders. The film explores ideological and political narratives informing this emerging and contested history. As Walter Benjamin stated, ‘articulating the past historically does not mean recognizing it ‘the way it really was.’ It means appropriating a memory as it flashes up in a moment of danger’ (1990).

Red Bird Youth Collective: Before You Fade Away

Red Bird Youth Collective: Before You Fade Away

Red Bird Youth Collective: Before You Fade Away

7 Feb 2015 - 7 Mar 2015

Red Bird Youth Collective latest exhibition Saturday 7 February. Project workshops took place from October to January, resulting in three distinct original graphic novels. Red Bird members have conceived of and implemented these graphic novels from idea stage and storyboards, to finished product. They are installing a multimedia exhibition, and will also present their graphic novels on their website www.theredbirdcollective.com.

Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang: Wasteland

Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang: Wasteland

Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang: Wasteland

13 Feb 2015 - 21 Mar 2015

Wasteland will transform the gallery into a hypothetical place, an absurd playground overflowing with salvaged objects, postal packages, sculptures and debris. Nestled amidst its poetic surrounds the story of the artists’ attempts to dismantle and relocate a public park to a new location also unfolds. This exhibition explores the institutional rules and regulations that pervade our lives, and what happens when things slip through the cracks. Wasteland marks the first collaboration between Czech artists Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang.