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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.
Paul Seawright: The List
30 Jan 2015 - 21 Mar 2015
In The List, Paul Seawright uncovers a contested landscape that continues his interest in city spaces and their relationship to invisible fractures in society. His photographs from across America’s rust belt reveal neglected neighborhoods where derelict vehicles are parked on patchy lawns, and rusted wire fences surround recently repossessed homes or concealed rear yards. Typically people are absent, yet marks of their presence are everywhere – scratched on walls, obscured by closed curtains or glimpsed through motel windows and dense trees. Claustrophobic vistas reveal frayed clapboard homes on the far side of blackened waste ground; this is the landscape of the convicted and dispossessed. Theirs is a liminal world, where legal restrictions define and prohibit them from establishing a permanent residence within a prescribed distance from a lengthy list of public buildings. These geographic limitations create unintended clusters of ex-offenders, often in small rural North American towns, where those on the list are hidden in plain sight.
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.
Ronnie Hughes: Supernumerary
6 Feb 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
Brian Duggan: The Last Day Diary
23 Jan 2015 - 30 Mar 2015
The Last Day Diaryis a new short HD film inspired from a specific historical relic from the Johnson County War in 1882 Wyoming. The film’s initial location of privilage and safety in the grand eighteenth century entrance hall of Charlemont House, is in stark contrast to the narration’s guiding text from a hand written letter found on the body of Nathan D. Champion. Falsely accused by a wealthy Wyoming cattleman’s association, Champion was the first person murdered by a band of hit men hired by the cattlemen. The letter he had written during the day of the seige in his cabin is a poignant testament of a person in crisis and the last hours he spent surrounded. The film concludes in Kaycee, Wyoming, where the original ambush took place one hundred and thirty three years ago.
The Pattern Exchange
6 Feb 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
The Pattern Exchange is an exhibition, guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, which will present existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Taking pattern as a point of departure, the exhibition will explore patterns of knowledge, material production, labour, and patterns of movement and change within urban and natural landscapes.
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.