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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 …

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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 in the museum­­ world in her new exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

Deploying a recursive structure, Jones considers the museum as actor and resonator of state ideology in her new work specially created for the gallery’s “Artist as Witness” programme. Entitled NO MORE FUN AND GAMES, Jones has referenced a 1969 publication by the American militant feminist organisation CELL 16 and shifts the viewer’s encounter with art through a lens of feminist critique.

NO MORE FUN AND GAMES attempts to redress or renegotiate omissions in the historical canon of art. Jones has invited a collaborative curatorial team of art professionals and activists to create a deterritorised cultural space within the gallery. Entitled Feminist Parasite Institution, it takes an oppositional slant to received notions of merit or seminal in judging artworks. Posing questions around “women’s art,” how it ought to be valued, not just within the context of this municipal collection but more generally and how a feminist curatorial practice might interrogate the way we develop societal structures both physical and metaphorical to support our values.

Jesse Jones has transformed the gallery space into a cinematic experience through sonic and architectural interventions. In collaboration with renowned American film composer Gerald Busby (composer for Robert Altman’s 1970′s film, 3 Women), a new music score has been composed. The composition titled “pneuma” was inspired by artworks selected by the curatorial collective from the gallery’s collection. The connecting and coordinating materials of image, sound, motion and sequence are reworked in her attempt to make cinema without projection. The exhibition calls our attention to the spatial and sequential aspect of time and focuses on the artwork as an instigator of event rather than an object.

Experimental, collaborative and multi-authored, NO MORE FUN AND GAMES opens up a conversation that is pertinent in Irish society today through a series of workshops, performances, guided tours and seminars. These include a conversation between ACW contributor Vaari Claffey and Isla Leaver-Yap exploring the role of laughter as a political gesture in relation to the history of feminism (April 23) and an offsite closing with philosopher and ACW contributor Tina Kinsella (June 25). For the full programme of events see www.hughlane.ie.

A magazine trilogy, ACTS I – III, will accompany the exhibition, developing and contextualising the events of the Feminist Parasite Institution. ACT I includes an essay by Sara O’Rourke on radical 19th century Irish socialist feminist Anna Doyle Wheeler and documentation of Feminist Parasite Institution discussions.

Michael Dempsey and Logan Sisley

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1, D01 F2X9


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 …

MFA & ADW Year 2 Exhibition

December 1, 2015 – 9:46 pm |
We are nonetheless always under the influence of gravity

NCAD Year 2 Exhibition
Curated by Lee Welch
11th & 14th December 2015
Opening hours: 11am – 5pm
Preview Thursday 10th December, 6-8pm
NCAD Annex, 101-3 James Street, Dublin 8

Art Writing & the Diagram

November 17, 2015 – 10:22 am |

A talk by Niamh McDonnell followed by a conversation with Francis Halsall on critical theory toolkits for art writing
Hosted by the MA Programme, Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, Dublin
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre
Friday 20th …

On Curating Histories

November 9, 2015 – 9:23 pm |

On Curating Histories is a public lecture series hosted by MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD. The four-part series presents biographical research into eight selected curatorial forerunners, each of whom made significant contributions …

Floorplan // John Busher

November 3, 2015 – 11:20 pm |

NAG Gallery
24 October – 7 November
NAG Gallery
Open View 29 October @ 6pm
Works will see a development from a recent exhibition ‘Transferrals”, which took place in the Project Space at Pallas Projects/Studios in January 2015. Works …

Art World Systems: Network, Medium, Platform

October 27, 2015 – 1:22 pm |

Francis Halsall, Kris Cohen, and Johanna Gosse in Conversation
Friday, November 6th, 5:30 PM
DXARTS Media Lab
Raitt Hall 207
The University of Washington, Seattle
This event is sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and hosted by the …

When all is said and done // Laura Smith

October 25, 2015 – 10:44 am |

ACW alumni Laura Smith, winner of the Kinsale Arts Festival emerging artist award 2014, at Wandesford Quay gallery, Cork.


October 12, 2015 – 4:10 pm |

Second Floor, The Institute, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Open View 16th October 2015 @ 7pm
Runs Until 31st October 2015
Co-Curated by Trudi Van Der Elsen & ACW Alumni John Busher
Sift is a co-curated project initiated by John Busher and …

Play It By Ear // Richard Carr // Review by Susan Edwards

October 6, 2015 – 9:09 pm |

Play It By Ear
Richard Carr
Soma Contemporary Gallery
Waterford City
27, August – 19, September, 2015
One could almost be excused in missing a tiny gallery along a street in Waterford City. Unassuming and ironically it is quiet. If …

as a Chinese Jar // Roisin Power Hackett

September 28, 2015 – 5:26 pm |

‘as a Chinese jar’, is the first solo exhibition of the visual artist and poet Róísín Power Hackett. Róisín received an MA in Art in the Contemporary World (2013) and a BA in History of …


September 24, 2015 – 1:36 am |

Curated by Paul McAree and featuring Lorraine Neeson, Martin Healy and Niamh O’Malley
Deadeye presents a diverse range …


September 15, 2015 – 9:17 am |

Out There, Thataway – Public Seminar and new playlist
Public Seminar
Saturday 19th September, 12pm – 2pm *NOTE CHANGE TO EARLIER TIME*
Francis Halsall and Declan Long, Paul Ennis, Ayesha Hameed
Join us on Saturday 19th September …


September 9, 2015 – 1:04 pm |

NCAD Gallery is delighted to present, ∞ (Broken Mirrors), a two-person exhibition, featuring the work of Jonathan Mayhew and Lee Welch that explores the concept and representation of the future in a contemporary context. Through …

PLAYLIST: ‘Out There, Thataway’

August 28, 2015 – 3:14 pm |

Selected by Out There, Thataway co-curator, art writer and academic Francis Halsall, this compilation is the second in a series of commissioned playlists coordinated by Dublin based artist Jonathan Mayhew accompanying the exhibition ‘Out There, …


August 19, 2015 – 2:20 pm |

This opportunity comes via MA ACW alumni Claire Feeley, part of the OSLO PILOT team:
OSLO PILOT is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic interns to join their team based in Oslo.
Oslo Pilot is a research-based initiative set …


August 12, 2015 – 10:49 am |

Stephen Brandes, Nathan Coley, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Kevin Gaffney, Rana Hamadeh, and Merlin James
CCA is pleased to present Out There, Thataway, a group exhibition curated …