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Launch | Issue 12 | Critical Bastards Magazine

May 29, 2016 – 3:58 pm |

Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
18.00-20.30
30/05/16
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Critical Bastards Magazine is an emerging creative forum of criticality as a response to contemporary visual art in the island of Ireland and beyond. This is the twelfth …

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Liz Nielsen & Max Warsh Curated by Jessamyn Fiore at Sirius Arts Centre

May 29, 2016 – 3:44 pm |



23 June – 01 August 2016
Opens 22 June 7pm
Workshop, Artist & Curator Talk and Panel Discussion on 23 June.

This exhibition presents the work of two outstanding American artists whose contemporary art practice employs a unique exploration of the materiality of photography, producing striking abstract works that push the boundaries of the medium to contemplate its use of light and memory.
Liz Nielsen describes her process as “painting with light.” She creates photograms, a form of camera-less photography, employing light sensitive photographic paper that is exposed to a creative variety of light sources (from an enlarger to a bike lamp to a laser) through brightly colored plastic collages. The result is a completely unique work with surprising painterly effects and stunning color tones.

Max Warsh employs the camera to capture in minutia the details of everyday urban architecture. These architectural choices, the ones we see so regularly we fail to notice them, are in fact as intimate as our daily routine – they inform us as a half memory on which we build our sense of place. Warsh prints and manipulates the images, creating intricately collaged works that are reflective of the original architecture yet also distort and even renew its visage. Like with a faded memory given fresh focus, there is a challenge to push beyond assumption and revive our personal perception of what comprises our lived space.


June 23rd:
10am – Workshop with Liz Nielsen
– hands-on workshop with the artist as she explains her creative process while guiding you to make your own cyanotype sun print.

2pm – Artist & Curator Talk – Max Warsh discusses his artistic practice and his experience of running a non-profit gallery in New York City. Jessamyn Fiore talks about her curatorial practice including her role as co-director of the Gordon Matta-Clark Estate, curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai, and director of Thisisntoashop, a non-profit gallery that was based in Dublin 2006-2009.

Followed by:
Panel Discussion – That 70′s Influence

Jessamyn Fiore, Liz Nielsen, Max Warsh and Katie Holten.This panel will expand upon the current exhibition by Liz Nielsen and Max Warsh to explore the influence of 1970′s art on today’s practicing artists, with particular reference to Gordon Matta-Clark and Brian O’Doherty.

Finger food and drinks by served after the talks. All welcome

Liz Nielsen (American b. 1975) is a Brooklyn based photographic artist. She has exhibited extensively; most recently her work was shown as part of the Material Art Fair (Mexico City), London Photo (UK), and in New York at Denny Gallery, Laurence Miller Gallery, and Danziger Gallery. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nielsen’s works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ArtSlant.

Liz Nielsen website

Max Warsh (American b. 1980) lives and works in New York City. Most recent exhibitions include Approximately Spring at Longhouse Projects (New York, NY), The Shared Patio at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Hot and Cold, Laurence Miller Gallery, NY and Nothing Ever Happened, Chapter 61, New York, NY. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, New York. He is a co-founder and director of the artist-run gallery Regina Rex based in New York City.

Max Warsh website

Jessamyn Fiore (American b. 1980) is a New York based curator and writer as well the co-director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. She is the curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai, UAE, opening in March, 2015. She was the Director of Thisisnotashop, a not for profit gallery space in Dublin, from 2007-2010. She received a Masters in contemporary art theory, practice, and philosophy from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, in 2009.

Exhibitions curated include 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970–1974) at David Zwirner in New York (2011), which led to her editing the critically acclaimed, eponymous catalogue, published by David Zwirner and Radius Books (2012); and a second exhibition for David Zwirner New York titled Gordon Matta-Clark: Above and Below (2013). Recently, she curated II Machines: Clive Murphy & Trevor Tweeton at the Knockdown Center in Mespeth, Queens (May 2015) and was a partner at Rawson Projects gallery on the Lower East Side (Sep 2014 – May 2015), organizing exhibitions by Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Lilja Birgisdottir among others.

Jessamyn Fiore website

Katie Holten is a visual artist based in New York. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and has had solo museum exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art (2012); Bronx Museum, New York (2009); Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2008) and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2007). She currently hosts a series of Sunday Salons at her home with Dillon Cohen.

Reading as Practice event with Paper Visual Art Journal at IMMA

May 9, 2016 – 12:20 pm |

papervisualart.com
imma.ie

Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

May 9, 2016 – 10:29 am |

Questioning Aesthetics Symposium, Dublin 12-13 May 2016, Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Organizers:
Professor Maeve Cooke
School of Philosophy
University College Dublin
Professor Michael Kelly
Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford UP)
Philosophy, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Francis Halsall
National College of Art …

Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression: Workshop with Donald A. Landes

April 26, 2016 – 2:37 pm |

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 1.00-5.30pm
Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Registration Open: University College Dublin, School of Philosophy
Workshop with Donald A. Landes (Université Laval, Québec), translator of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge, 2012), to discuss …

What is Phenomenology? Francis Halsall & Declan Long

April 12, 2016 – 7:02 pm |

What is Phenomenology?
Francis Halsall & Declan Long
Sat 16 April, 12noon, Lecture Room, IMMA …

OUR TABLE

April 5, 2016 – 5:16 pm |

Dates: 5th & 6th of April, 2016
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Location: The Projects Arts Centre, Temple Bar
OUR TABLE is a celebration of food traditions from a variety of countries. It is being organised to …

Research, scholarship and study opportunities: Art in the Contemporary World, Dublin

March 22, 2016 – 12:08 pm |

The National College of Art and Design is delighted to announce two opportunities in Dublin, Ireland.
(1) “Medium/ Platform/ System”
ACW research and teaching residency in collaboration with The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
MA/ MFA Art …

“Bungalow Bliss”, TG4, Saturday 26th March, 19:50

March 19, 2016 – 7:26 am |

“Bungalow Bliss” revisits Jack Fitzsimon’s housing catalogue of 1971, and the extraordinary effect it had on Irish house design and rural ways of living. Adrian Duncan and Feargal Ward’s cinematic work presents these bungalows, and …

A FAIR LAND: MA ACW at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (2016)

March 17, 2016 – 7:04 pm |

MA Art in the Contemporary World (ACW) at National College of Art & Design, Dublin is pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming collaborative seminar series with Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).
Lead by …

Fabian Marti: FM

March 10, 2016 – 2:35 pm |

Fabian Marti: FM
Edition Patrick Frey is realeasing a new publication featuring the work of Swiss artist Fabian Marti with text by Irish philosopher & ACW contributor Paul J. Ennis.
This book is a trip. A trip …

2116: Call for open submission

March 9, 2016 – 12:35 pm |

2116 is a forecast of the next century. It explores our predictions and projections of an increasingly globalised and technology-driven world, and asks how Ireland will look from both within the country and from outside. …

Aurélien Froment // Of Shadow of Ideas

February 29, 2016 – 5:36 pm |

The National College of Art and Design Gallery, Dublin, is pleased to announce Of Shadow of Ideas, a solo exhibition of Dublin-based French multidisciplinary artist Aurélien Froment.
NCAD Gallery exhibition open view 5.30 – 8pm …

James Armstrong Q&A with Danish actor Rolland Møller

February 22, 2016 – 4:38 pm |

Date: Monday, 22 February
Location: Lighthouse Cinema
As part of the ADIFF (Audi Irish International Film Festival), James Armstrong will host a Q&A with Danish actor Rolland Møller following the screening of Martin Zandvleit’s Land of Mine …

How to Flatten a Mountain

February 16, 2016 – 11:00 am |

How to Flatten a Mountain Artist Residency
May 23 – June 1, 2016
PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios present a unique 10-day residency coordinated by Ángel luis González, Frank Abruzzese, and Kate Strain.
A dynamic group of curators …

There Are Little Kindoms

February 11, 2016 – 1:47 pm |

Adrian Duncan, Sabina MacMahon, Eamon O’Kane and Kathy Tynan curated by Emma Dwyer
Thu 11 Feb – Sat 19 Mar 2016
There Are Little Kingdoms features the work of four Irish artists – who each tell us …

Jesse Jones: NO MORE FUN AND GAMES

February 7, 2016 – 1:52 am |

Exhibition launch by Cllr. Micheal MacDonncha
on behalf of the Ardmheara/Lord Mayor of Dublin Criona Ni Dhalaigh
Wednesday 10th February 2016
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Jesse Jones contemplates themes of empowerment and social renewal by interrogating how art is represented …

Michelle Hall: The Lament of the Jade Phoenix // Deirdre Lyons: Reverse Paintings

February 2, 2016 – 3:06 pm |

Exhibition will continue from Jan 30th to Feb 7th, opening 11-7 daily at Steambox Gallery, School St, Dublin 8.
Hall and Lyons present new bodies of works to mark the end of their time on the …

Hands Laid On: Aileen Murphy & Kathy Tynan

January 4, 2016 – 8:38 pm |

Hands Laid On Aileen Murphy & Kathy Tynan
January 7th – 30th, 2016
Opening: Thursday January 7th, 6pm, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
In response to the question ‘why paint?’ featured in the January 2014 issue of frieze magazine, artist …

Visualising the Nation State – Art-Critical Perspectives

December 11, 2015 – 1:09 pm |

In association with the project
Uncomfortable Encounters, Disruptive Pedagogies
Critical Explorations at the Intersections of Collaborative Art/Research/Education Practices
A postgraduate seminar hosted by MA Art in the Contemporary World & the MA Socially Engaged Arts (face), National College …

Uncomfortable Encounters, Disruptive Pedagogies

December 10, 2015 – 12:48 am |

Critical Explorations at the Intersections of Collaborative Art/Research/Education Practices
Thursday, 10 December, Methodist Church, Abbey Street, Dublin, 10-5pm
Increasing collaborations among artists, academics, activists and other socially engaged ac- tors reflect a heightened interest in the overlapping …

Paul McKinley 
In Conversation with Ingrid Lyons

December 3, 2015 – 2:34 pm |

Paul McKinley In Conversation with Ingrid Lyons, Saturday 5th of December at 12.30pm.
Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to announce the release of a new publication commissioned by the gallery on the occasion of Hanuman, an exhibition of recent work by Paul McKinley. 
The launch of the publication …