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JoAnne Mancini: Art and War in the Pacific World

5pm on Friday 27th March, in the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD, Dublin.

// Wine reception to follow //

J. M. Mancini (Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins; B.A., University of Virginia) is Senior Lecturer in History. Before coming to Maynooth in 2004, she taught in the Department of American Studies, University of Sussex and in the Department of History, University College Cork. She has held fellowships from institutions including the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, the Huntington Library, and the AHRB (UK).

Her academic awards include the 2012 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for the best article in American art (http://americanart.si.edu/pr/library/2012/frost_2012.pdf), for “Pedro Cambón’s Asian Objects: A Transpacific Approach to Eighteenth-Century California,” the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2008 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art (http://americanart.si.edu/pr/library/2008/pr_eldredge2008.pdf), for Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show (Princeton, 2005), and the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize (American Studies Association, 2002).
She takes an interest in communicating academic perspectives to wider audiences, and has appeared on programmes including Newstalk Radio’s Talking History, RTÉ Television’s live 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Special on Prime Time, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities show BackStory, broadcast on National Public Radio.

Her most recent work, on architecture and regime change in the Philippine-American War, will appear in the forthcoming Companion to American Art (Blackwell, 2014), and was the basis for a plenary lecture she delivered at the 2010 biennial conference of the European Association for American Studies. This research is part of a book she is writing entitled Art and War in the Pacific World. She is also engaged in ongoing historical and normative research on migration, and is part of the COST Action ISO904, European architecture beyond Europe.

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IMMA Residency | Speaking Studios – Morgan Quaintance

IMMA writer-in-residence and visiting ACW lecturer, Morgan Quaintance (UK writer and curator) invites creatives from Dublin’s cultural scene to take part in a live pre-recorded episode of his radio show Studio Visit, broadcast weekly on London’s Resonance 104.4FM.

Guests include Sibyl Montague (curator), Oisín O’Brien & Dan Tuomey (Independent Gallery Basic Space), Eimear Walshe (ACW student and artist), Kerry Guinan (artist) and performances by singer Molly Garvey and writer Megan Nolan. Morgan Quaintance is currently a Fellow with MA, Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD.

Booking is essential. Further information and free tickets are available here:http://www.imma.ie/en/page_236967.htm

hɛkəl~s

An Exhibition of work by Nollaig Molloy + Ruth Kerr

TACTIC Gallery, Sample Studios, 3rd Floor, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Opening Thursday 19th March, 7pm
running from 20th March – 2nd April

heckle – to interrupt a public speech or performance with loud unfriendly statements or questions (Cambridge Dictionaries Online)

hɛkəl~s is an exhibition of work by visual artists Nollaig Molloy and Ruth Kerr. Both Nollaig and Ruth interrogate assumptions made about the world we live in through their art practice. Both artists employ a similar artistic method – they create their work through researching and actively experimenting with materials querying human perception.
Equivalently both artists have interdisciplinary practices. Their works in hɛkəl~s will subtly heckle the overlapping disciplines of art & craft and art & science, exploring the perception of the world we live in and questioning it’s nature; what is reality and what is fiction? hɛkəl~s will challenge and interrupt the accepted parameters of the material world, contemplating the physical structure of things.
Nollaig Molloy was born in 1989 and graduated from Sculpture at NCAD in 2012. Crafting and process are embedded in Nollaig’s practice. Questioning the things we take for granted in the everyday world, playing with our traditional notions of the worlds’ contents and commonplace materials. Creating sculptures and films that trick the viewer, she interrupts our quotidian sense of what we presume is true. Nollaig has recently exhibited in ‘HERE/NOW’ as part of Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon and has participated in ‘Post Colony’ in Killarney National Park, a project initiated and devised by artist Gareth Kennedy. Based in Dublin, she is currently a member of Brunswick Mills Studios.

Currently doing a research masters in IADT, Ruth Kerr graduated from NCAD in 2012. Her work is concerned with the aesthetic elements of atomic force microscope scans and creates cellular landscapes as part of her practice. She plays with the concept of scientific truth, allowing the viewer to see a cancer cell from an altogether different perspective, as if we were dust motes floating on its surface. Her core research interests include the interdisciplinary juncture of art and science, ecofeminism and biopolitics. She has presented on her work at events such as the TCD Biopolitics conference and DATA 56.0 at the Science Gallery as well as hosting independently run events such as ‘Raster Vector Poly Point’ at the Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire.
There will be two talks and discussions in conjunction with hɛkəl~s in order to foster discourse around the interdisciplinary aspects of the exhibition.
hɛkəl~s is curated by Róisín Power Hackett.

For more Info click https://www.facebook.com/TACTICart?fref=ts
Nollaig Molloy http://cargocollective.com/nollaigmolloy
Ruth Kerr http://kerrut.blogspot.ie/

Talks + Discussions

1. Ways of Curating: Curation and Interdisaplinary Art
Thursday 26th March, 7pm
Talk by curator Róisín Power Hackett
Examining how curators work with artists, the different roles of the curator and the ways of curating interdisciplinary art, this talk will be a personal view on my experience curating and will inquire into how one forms a curatorial practice.

2. Art, Science and Virtual Reality: Interdisciplinary Visualisations
Closing night – Thursday 2nd April, 7pm
Talk by artist Ruth Kerr
This talk will explore the practice of working in the interdisciplinary juncture of art and science. The development of imaging processes to visualise the cellular landscapes of cancer will also be investigated in this talk as a means of identifying key aspects of interdisciplinary practice.

BEYOND METAPHOR, MAPPING SOCIAL SYSTEMS

The following is an extract from ACW alumni Rebecca O’Dwyer‘s response to recent work by Dr Francis Halsall and Kelley O’Brien, carried out as part of their on-going collaborative project Beyond Metaphor, Mapping Social Systems.

In Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe, Julianne Moore plays Carol, a strangely disinterested south California woman. Carol fills her days by working on ‘some designs’ for her home, meeting similarly disposed women for lunch, and attending joyless aerobics classes. After one such class, a woman exclaims to Carol “you don’t sweat!” She responds, sheepishly, in the affirmative; “it’s true.” However this hint of atmospheric imperviousness is a red herring: throughout the film, we learn that Carol does not underreact to exterior conditions, but rather feels them with far too much acuity. Quickly and mysteriously, she succumbs to what is termed multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS): Carol is by all intents and purposes allergic to the contemporary world.

Read Rebecca’s piece in full HERE.

Dr. Francis Halsall and Lelly O’Brien’s lecture Beyond Metaphor, Mapping Social Systems can be viewed HERE.



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