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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.
8 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015
IMMA presents the first major exhibition in Dublin by Turner Prize Nominee Duncan Campbell. Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell ‘s (b. 1972) artistic production spans several media and concerns itself with the power of stories and the boundaries between the actual and the imagined, historical narrative and media representation, record and interpretation.
Qingsong Wang: Everything is Possible
15 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015
Wang’s large colour photographs embody an insider’s perspective on China’s whirlwind transformation into a global economic superpower. Born in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang in 1966 – the same year as Mao launched the Cultural Revolution – Wang’s artworks are inspired by his own experiences of what are among the most dramatic social transformations in recent world history: the post-Mao economic opening to the west; massive migration from the countryside to the rapidly growing urban centres; and the enthusiastic embrace of global consumer culture in contemporary China. Working like a film director with vast sets, Wang constructs elaborate, richly detailed scenarios involving a large cast of actors and many props. His approach combines a wealth of references to traditional Chinese art with a decidedly modern, cinematic scope. The resulting works are funny, sad, angry, perplexing and provocative – all at the same time.
Asylum Archive: Mapping Absences
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
Galway Arts Centre is pleased to present ‘Asylum Archive’, an exhibition by Dublin based visual artist and researcher Vukasin Nedeljkovic. A panel discussion organised with Create: The development agency for collaborative arts will take place at 6pm on Tuesday March 3 in Galway Arts Centre. The panel will include Vukasin Nedeljkovic; artist Dr. Anthony Haughey; Dr. Charlotte McIvor Lecturer in Theatre & Drama studies, NUI Galway; Dr. Anne Mulhall, Lecturer in School of English, Drama and Film, UCD; and Megs Morley, independent curator. The text ‘The Absences of the Asylum Archive: Making Reflective Space’ by Charlotte McIvor will also be available at the exhibition and on www.asylumarchive.com and www.create-ireland.ie