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Clare Langan: The Floating World
10 Jan 2015 - 3 May 2015
Clare Langan’s The Floating World is a multi-screen film which presents a sensitively poetic message about possible futures and our place in the world. Shot in three contrasting locations, the viewer is led through haunting and elegaic landscapes where white ash or snow swirls and settles, prompting thoughts of a world devasted and beyond habitation. The Floating World questions the relationship between mankind and the earth.
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.
Marc Corrigan: Time and Place
18 Feb 2015 - 10 Mar 2015
Marc Corrigan is a director, animator and artist from Meath. He studied painting at the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, graduating in 2002. The same year he won the Meath County Council’s Going Solo Bursary Award, for his show ‘West 9th Street’.
Open Call for Exhibition Proposals
10 Feb 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites proposals for its 2015 / 2016 exhibition programme for the new Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. The callout is open to professional artists, curators and arts organisations to apply.
I See a Darkness
20 Feb 2015 - 14 Mar 2015
Upon entering the endangered & extinct species room on a recent visit to the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, almost all of the lights went out. Walking through the long room in this crepuscular mode was oddly fitting—eyes swimming through darkness and history in the glooming dim. As banal as it seems to highlight, elevated brightness is intrinsic to most displays of fine art—including video works closeted in dark rooms. We don’t tend to wander round galleries squinting, unless it’s from over-illumination, but tempered brightness and tones can offer more than they hide. Stepping into darkness, with both terror and exhilaration, is an essential and universal passage.
Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination
7 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015
This exhibition and related events explore the current place of civic ideals in urban life and contemporary art practice. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes and which attempted to re-imagine Dublin as “the phoenix of cities” during a period of economic, social and political strife. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city. It includes work by Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh.
21 Feb 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
This hugely ambitious exhibition explores the representation and role of the horse in contemporary and historical society along with its profound relationship to man. Featuring 28 artists, ‘Horse’ combines work from historical collections, an open submission call and invited artists. This exhibition examines diverse themes ranging from the suffragette movement in the early 20th Century to contemporary horse trading and the horse fairs of Ireland.
Prints from a Life
23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
The Michael O’Connor Poster Collection is made up of approximately 2800 international posters; ephemeral and historical items dating from the late 1960’s to the early 1980’s. Michael O’Connor of Listowel, County Kerry, categorically amassed the collection over the course of 20 years, at great personal expense. He generously donated it to Limerick City Gallery of Art in 1989. This eclectic and personal collection grew alongside Michael O’Connor’s years, taking its shape from the line of his life.