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IMMA Residency | Speaking Studios – Morgan Quaintance

March 6, 2015 – 12:37 pm |

IMMA writer-in-residence and visiting ACW lecturer, Morgan Quaintance (UK writer and curator) invites creatives from Dublin’s cultural scene to take part in a live pre-recorded episode of his radio show Studio Visit, broadcast weekly on …

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March 4, 2015 – 7:30 pm |

An Exhibition of work by Nollaig Molloy + Ruth Kerr

TACTIC Gallery, Sample Studios, 3rd Floor, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Opening Thursday 19th March, 7pm
running from 20th March – 2nd April

heckle – to interrupt a public speech or performance with loud unfriendly statements or questions (Cambridge Dictionaries Online)

hɛkəl~s is an exhibition of work by visual artists Nollaig Molloy and Ruth Kerr. Both Nollaig and Ruth interrogate assumptions made about the world we live in through their art practice. Both artists employ a similar artistic method – they create their work through researching and actively experimenting with materials querying human perception.
Equivalently both artists have interdisciplinary practices. Their works in hɛkəl~s will subtly heckle the overlapping disciplines of art & craft and art & science, exploring the perception of the world we live in and questioning it’s nature; what is reality and what is fiction? hɛkəl~s will challenge and interrupt the accepted parameters of the material world, contemplating the physical structure of things.
Nollaig Molloy was born in 1989 and graduated from Sculpture at NCAD in 2012. Crafting and process are embedded in Nollaig’s practice. Questioning the things we take for granted in the everyday world, playing with our traditional notions of the worlds’ contents and commonplace materials. Creating sculptures and films that trick the viewer, she interrupts our quotidian sense of what we presume is true. Nollaig has recently exhibited in ‘HERE/NOW’ as part of Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon and has participated in ‘Post Colony’ in Killarney National Park, a project initiated and devised by artist Gareth Kennedy. Based in Dublin, she is currently a member of Brunswick Mills Studios.

Currently doing a research masters in IADT, Ruth Kerr graduated from NCAD in 2012. Her work is concerned with the aesthetic elements of atomic force microscope scans and creates cellular landscapes as part of her practice. She plays with the concept of scientific truth, allowing the viewer to see a cancer cell from an altogether different perspective, as if we were dust motes floating on its surface. Her core research interests include the interdisciplinary juncture of art and science, ecofeminism and biopolitics. She has presented on her work at events such as the TCD Biopolitics conference and DATA 56.0 at the Science Gallery as well as hosting independently run events such as ‘Raster Vector Poly Point’ at the Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire.
There will be two talks and discussions in conjunction with hɛkəl~s in order to foster discourse around the interdisciplinary aspects of the exhibition.
hɛkəl~s is curated by Róisín Power Hackett.

For more Info click https://www.facebook.com/TACTICart?fref=ts
Nollaig Molloy http://cargocollective.com/nollaigmolloy
Ruth Kerr http://kerrut.blogspot.ie/

Talks + Discussions

1. Ways of Curating: Curation and Interdisaplinary Art
Thursday 26th March, 7pm
Talk by curator Róisín Power Hackett
Examining how curators work with artists, the different roles of the curator and the ways of curating interdisciplinary art, this talk will be a personal view on my experience curating and will inquire into how one forms a curatorial practice.

2. Art, Science and Virtual Reality: Interdisciplinary Visualisations
Closing night – Thursday 2nd April, 7pm
Talk by artist Ruth Kerr
This talk will explore the practice of working in the interdisciplinary juncture of art and science. The development of imaging processes to visualise the cellular landscapes of cancer will also be investigated in this talk as a means of identifying key aspects of interdisciplinary practice.


March 1, 2015 – 11:23 pm |

The following is an extract from ACW alumni Rebecca O’Dwyer‘s response to recent work by Dr Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien, carried out as part of their on-going collaborative project Beyond Metaphor, Mapping Social Systems.
In …

In Portents

February 23, 2015 – 7:23 pm |

// In Portents. A Screening by Kevin A Freeney, Hannah Fitz & Tanad Williams // Block T // Wed. 25 Feb. 6pm // featuring accompanying text by current ACW MA candidate Eimear Walshe
In Portents is …

Uri Aran in conversation with Declan Long

February 17, 2015 – 9:29 pm |

All This is Yours
mixed media
106.7 x 63.5 x 106.7 cm
Harry Clark Lecture Hall // 2pm Thursday 19th February

All works are rehearsals; new beginnings that look like reconsiderations. There’s no newness and nothing lasts. There is …

Stations of Indifference

February 6, 2015 – 6:04 pm |

Denis Mortell’s MA ACW exhibition Stations of Indifference is currently showing at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square East, until February 27th.
Opening hours Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
More information about the exhibition can …

The Lie of the Land

February 5, 2015 – 12:07 pm |

An exhibition featuring works by Helen Devitt (Cork), Kenneth O’Halloran (Dublin/L.A), Adrian Duncan (Dublin/Berlin) and Jill Quigley (Belfast)
Curated by Miranda Driscoll.
Opening Wednesday 11 February 7pm
Exhibition runs until Sunday 22 March 2015

The Lie of the Land; …

Paul Seawright – The List

January 26, 2015 – 9:46 pm |

Declan Long will be in conversation with Paul Seawright this Thursday 29th January to mark the opening of his new work The List at the Kerlin Gallery
Exhibition runs from 30th january – 21st March 2015
Press …

Cé leis é

January 8, 2015 – 11:45 am |

NCAD Gallery presents the Cé leis é? exhibition talk
Cé leis é? and Systems Aesthetics hosted by Francis Halsall.
Friday 9th January 2015, 4pm, Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD.
Francis Halsall will host a discussion of NCAD …


January 6, 2015 – 5:22 pm |

Pallas Projects/Studios
January 29th – 31st 2015
Opening reception 6-8pm January 29th
The Project Space at PP/S presents Transferrals, an NCAD MA Graduate show by Art in the Contemporary World (ACW) alumni John Busher and Aisling Ní Chlaonadh.
Transferrals …

Pallas Projects Periodical Review #4

December 4, 2014 – 11:12 pm |

Image: Anita Delaney, Sssss, 2014. Digital C-Type Print
Preview: 6–8pm, Friday 5 December 2014
Featuring both a member of our current ACW class Marie Farrington and a recent guest lecturer Dragana Jurisic alongside Michael Beirne, Jenny …

State of Play

December 1, 2014 – 7:06 pm |

Pull Bite Rally

November 26, 2014 – 12:29 am |

An exhibition and parallel event series to mark the Black Church Process project.
Thursday, 20th November – Tuesday, 16th December 2014

Image:The Golden Age has yet to come (2012) by Jesse Jones. Silkscreen on mirror/glass.
NCAD Gallery …

Emma Haugh: The Re-appropriation of Sensuality

November 21, 2014 – 12:12 am |

27th Nov – 30th Nov
The Joinery
Thursday 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Performance at 7:00 pm
Saturday 29th November 2:00 pm
Emma Haugh in conversation with RGKSKSRG.
It starts with an invitation, a gentle, playful gesture asking to explore …


November 19, 2014 – 6:19 pm |

FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE: Information They Don’t Want You To Know
Thursday 20th Nov, 7pm, The Joinery.
A celebration of the trailblazing publication: FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE, 8th Edition. This co-written brochure examines methods for survival and collective …

Repeat. Don’t stop.

November 19, 2014 – 11:40 am |

MA Art in the Contemporary World, Public Research Seminar
Fri 28th November, 2-4pm, Harry Clark Lecture Theatre, NCAD
The critic John Kelsey argues that many of today’s most significant artists take “repetition as their starting point, and …

Goethe Institut + IMMA | Symposium – Jochen Gerz

November 14, 2014 – 1:47 pm |

Participation, Commemoration and Public Space
Friday 14 November 6-8pm, Saturday 15 November 9.30am-6.30pm
The Lecture Room, IMMA
This symposium opens with a public conversation between Jochen Gerz (one of Germany’s leading conceptual artists) and Declan Long (NCAD – …

Sound – Vision – Action

November 14, 2014 – 3:42 am |

14-15 November 2014
A free livestreamed colloquium from media@mcgill at McGill University Montreal.
Sound, Vision, Action puts contemporary art and scholarship in sound studies and visual culture in direct dialogue around questions of power and politics. Speakers …

Primal Rising at IMMA

November 5, 2014 – 12:27 am |

Irish Museum of Modern Art // Friday November 7th 20:00
Tickets here.

IMMA’s Rising continues with Primal Rising at the Chapel this Friday night. Created in response to the new exhibition Primal Architecture (featuring work from …

Art In The Contemporary World Podcast No.6: Foaming At The Mouth

November 1, 2014 – 2:36 pm |

This Art in the Contemporary World podcast is about “Foaming at the Mouth.” Declan Long and Francis Halsall are joined by the project creators Emer Lynch and Tracy Hanna to discuss the genesis, themes and …

Openhere 2014

October 15, 2014 – 6:39 pm |

​Openhere 14.11-16.11 2014
3D printed goods, cryptocurrencies, digital sharing – just some of the disruptive online practices and technologies that are transforming and reshaping our economy. These innovative technologies have impacted the market, enabling new business …

Review of Peripheries 2014: Between the I and the Hand

October 13, 2014 – 10:27 am |

1st of August – 8th August
Curated by Richard Carr
Reviewed by Susan Edwards

Peripheries –
plural, noun. the outer limits or edge of an area or object. Also a secondary position or aspect of a group, for example; …