The Wrong Place | Michael Dignam

The Joinery | Arbour Hill Stoneybatter Dublin 7
5th – 10th December 2013 | 12 – 6pm
Opening 4th December | 7 – 9pm

The Wrong Place is a new exhibition by artist in residence, Michael Dignam. As a recipient of the recent graduate residency award, Michael Dignam will show a body of work in The Joinery gallery space.

The solo show is the second exhibition held as part of The Joinery Graduate Residency 2013. Dignam’s practice uses rhythmic patterns and formal juxtapositions to create a unique social narrative. Using subtle and unfamiliar combinations of common material, Dignam often presents riddle-like work, allowing the viewer space to decipher it.

The title of the exhibition is taken from the 2000 essay by Miwon Kwon of the same name, draws on the Münster Sculpture Project, Germany, as its point of departure. Taking works by Claes Oldenberg, Bruce Nauman and Donald Judd in the 1977 edition of the project, Dignam intervenes with both the physical and mental space that these sculptures hold. Questioning but also reviving the relevancy of these works, The Wrong Place points to the embodied human and its experience of isolation in public space.

The Wrong Place is curated by past and current students of Art in the Contemporary WorldMaeve Ann Austen and Jennie Taylor.

Michael Dignam is the recipient of the NCAD Student of the Year Award, 2013.

“Michael Dignam’s compelling performative video installation… features individuals exercising quirky personal, expressive skills in fairly brutalist urban, architectonic spaces.” Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, June 2013

The Joinery
Michael Dignam