Anticipating Performance: A Curatorial Question

Friday | February 7th 2014
Registration from 9.30 | R.H.A. Dublin

Booking is essential, places are limited:

Tickets are €10, including lunch and refreshments catered by Jennie Moran.

Anticipating Performance: A Curatorial Question is a one-day symposium on curating live performance art bringing together speakers from Ireland and the U.K.. The day will draw on their vast experience in the field of live performance curation in myriad contexts to consider what is necessary and what is possible for successful performance art exhibitions and events. Speakers include Capucine Perrot (TATE Modern, London), Peter Richards (Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast),Maeve Mulrennan (Galway Arts Centre), Brian Connolly (artist, U.U. & Bbeyond, Belfast) and a series of short presentations on independently run initiatives and events.

Anticipating Performance: A Curatorial Question is aimed both at those with experience of curating performance art as well as those who have an interest in doing so for the first time. The symposium aims to support the further growth and appreciation of performance from the visual arts in Ireland. The day hosts presentations by eminent curators and artists, lively debate and discussion. There will be an opportunity to meet the speakers and others who work in performance and curation in Ireland and internationally.

Anticipating Performance: A Curatorial Question is produced by artists/curators Ciara McKeon, Dominic Thorpe and Michelle Browne for Unit 1 and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. For more information contact

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