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Paper Visual Art Journal launch at Gracelands

Paper Visual Art will be launching a Limerick-based, hard copy edition at this year’s Gracelands, which takes place on Thursday evening of this week at the Milk Market in Limerick. This will be the first of a three-part, city-specific project. The theme and title of Gracelands 2012 is Circling the Square, and the event will use the geometric shapes of a circle and square as starting points. Merging formats of exhibition and festival, a series of artworks will temporarily transform Limerick’s Milk Market into a unique temporary platform where an evening of performances, readings, and screenings will happen.

Gracelands is curated by Vaari Claffey. This year’s event is part of eva International.

Gracelands | Circling the Square
Thursday 2nd August, 2012
The Milk Market
Denmark Street,
Limerick City

PAPER Limerick Edition 1 Launch at Gracelands, EVA from paper visual art on Vimeo.

Publications will be available for €5 at Gracelands. They will be also be available in galleries in Dublin for €8/5 (venues TBC).

Political Aesthetics and Public Space – Discussion

The current MA ACW class will be holding a roundtable/workshop on the topic of political aesthetics and public space this coming Friday at The Lab on Foley Street between 2 and 4pm. The purpose of this is to have a discussion in order to formulate a plan for an event on this topic to take place at a later stage in the year. Other interested parties are welcome to attend and participate also. Specifically we aim to try and address the following:

The Republic of Taste

Looking at spatial formulations of democracy, ideological landscapes and public commemorative art, the “aesthetic arm” of the state will be explored via a discussion of the following questions:

To what extent is commemorative art based on imagined consensus?
To what extent does the built environment operate in the service of the financial system?
What is the task of public art on those terms?

We aim to situate the discussion in the context of the 1916 centenary and the possibilities for commemorative public art that negotiates the tensions between revolution, public memory and the disavowal of violence.

In order to kick off proceedings we will also be going on the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour in the morning. This starts at 11:30AM from the International Bar on Wicklow street. If you would like to come along on this as well then please let us know by emailing hmccabe at so we can book you a place. The price for the walking tour is 10 euros.

Further information on the event can be found here.

Sam Keogh In Conversation with Declan Long

Monday 30th July 5:30PM
Project Arts Centre
Admission Free

Next Monday, 30th July, a public conversation will take place between artist Sam Keogh and MA ACW lecturer Declan Long at the Project Arts Centre. Full details as follows from the Project website:

Sam Keogh’s major new commission Terrestris, part of Conjuring for Beginners, is an exercise in excavation. Sealed in the seemingly infinite darkness of Project Arts Centre’s largest theatre space, Keogh’s installation focuses on clusters of small, carefully lit sculptures and plinths each apparently mined from an unlit, hulking, monumental form in the centre of the space.

Conjuring for Beginners runs at Project Arts Centre from 3 July until 11 August 2012, admission is free and the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and special events.

Spaces will be issued on a first come first served basis. The talk will be approximately 45mins long and will be followed by tea and coffee.

Adapt: Contemporary Photography and Video from the U.S.

Opening Reception Thursday 19 July 2012, 6 – 8pm • With exhibition curator and artist’s talk featuring Amy Stevens (U.S) and Tim Portlock (U.S.)

Adapt: to make fit (as for a new use) often by modification (definition from Merriam- Webster)

As part of an international exhibition exchange between Ireland and U.S.A, artists from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in Philadelphia U.S. will exhibit their work at Broadstone Studios, 22 Harcourt Terrace Dublin 2, as a featured exhibition in the OPEN Programme for PhotoIreland Festival taking place 1-31 July 2012.

Adapt: Contemporary Photography & Video, curated by Amy Stevens (U.S), will feature works by Noah Addis, Joelle Jensen, Allison Kaufman, Michael Mergen, Tim Portlock, Jeffrey Stockbridge, and Kimberly Witham.

The artists in this exhibition are dealing with the concept of adaptation, whether on a global, local or personal level. Changes in spaces, both public and private are a common link to the works. Documentation of this process of change is shown in unique and thought-provoking ways through photography, digital art and video. This exhibition was made possible through funding and in-kind donations from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and Broadstone Studios.
Curator Amy Stevens has participated in both group and solo shows throughout the US, Canada, Ireland and China. Her work is part of the permanent photography collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. In the summer of 2010, Stevens completed the Art@Work artist residency program in Roscommon, where the idea to have an exchange between Irish and American artists was formed with fellow Irish artist and curator, Angela Duignan.
The first part of this international curatorial exchange, Interchange: Contemporary Irish Photography and Video, was held at The Center For Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in May of 2012 in Philadelphia. Angela Duignan (IRL) curated this exhibition with works from Irish artists Michelle Browne, Padraig Cunningham & Linda Shevlin, Angela Duignan, Michael Fortune, Niamh O’Connor, Mandy O’Neill, and David J. Pierce. This exhibition was made possible through funding and in-kind donations from Culture Ireland and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

For more information on the two exhibitions visit: / / /
Saturday 21 July: Visual Artists Ireland and Broadstone Studios will collaborate to present a Peer Sharing event at Broadstone Studios – for further information please contact:

19 July – 4 August
Broadstone Gallery and Studios
22 Harcourt Terrace
Dublin 2
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 17:00
Thursday 12:00 – 17:00
Friday 12:00 – 17:00
Saturday 12:00 – 17:00
Admission / price: Free

Kerlin Gallery Group show and after party

Conjuring for Beginners at The Project Arts Centre

Opening: Tuesday, 3 July, 6pm
Exhibition: 4 July–11 August 2012

Opening at the Project tomorrow night is Conjuring For Beginners, a major group show curated by Teresa Giblin and featuring Sam Keogh (IE), Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel (FR), Angela Fulcher (UK/IE), Ruth E. Lyons (IE), Zbyněk Baladrán (CZ), Janice Kerbel (CA) and Susan Philipsz (UK). According to the Project website:

Visual arts is taking over Project Arts Centre this summer to present three unique exhibitions and our most ambitious project to date.

Conjuring for Beginners will transform the building; the Space Upstairs will become a giant gallery filled with sculpture on an enormous scale, by one of Ireland’s most promising young artists Sam Keogh; the Cube will be home to a trio of artworks, light, sound and video installations by Janice Kerbel (CA/UK), Zbynek Baladrán (CZ) and the 2010 Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz (UK); and in the gallery the final piece of the exhibition will be a collection of playful sculptures as the works of Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel (FR), Angela Fulcher (UK/IE) and Ruth E. Lyons (IE) play out side by side.

Conjuring for Beginners runs at Project Arts Centre from 3 July until 11 August 2012, admission is free and the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and special events

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