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‘The Inexquisite Corpse’, ACW Publication Launch

The Inexquisite Corpse
Publication Launch
31st May // 6pm
Eblana House
Marrowbone Lane Dublin 8

The launch of the publication will be at Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8, May 31st at 6.00pm.

The publication is collectively authored by the MA Art in the Contemporary World, and will be available in limited numbers as a special first edition tabloid newspaper on the launch night.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Art in the Contemporary World presents:

The Inexquisite Corpse

A novella written collectively by Nathan Cahill, Jack Cole, Padraig Cunningham, Dorothy Hunter, Valerie Joyce, Ronny Koren, Stephen Lau, Roisin McVeigh, Sara Muthi, Sadbh O’Brien, and Hannah Tiernan.

There is a cold blue light in the sky. A train trundles southbound through rural terrain. It has been raining, transforming the view from the windows into a blur of green and grey. Raindrops make tracks through the dirt on the train’s neglected car. The atmosphere amongst the passengers is subdued. It’s as if they know the cargo on board and sense unrest…

The Inexquisite Corpse is a speculative thriller set in the dystopic future of post-Brexit Dublin. Trains carry bodies living and dead, wakes are held in pubs, detectives quote Kristeva, and money talks if only to lament low self-worth. Amidst the chaos, a corpse becomes aware of its post mortem existence. Perspectives shift. Bodies have been altered…

I’m not heading to the necropolis,
I’m just a necro heading to a polis.

Unlike the methodology of “exquisite corpse” where each collaborator consecutively adds to a text in sequence, this novella has been continuously and collectively reworked and reedited by the authors. The Inexquisite Corpse is a gauchely assembled, rickety, interruptive, conflictual account, where no rule prevails and no voice dominates.

More info here.

Published by Art in the Contemporary World
School of Visual Culture
National College of Art & Design
100 ­Thomas Street
Dublin 8 Ireland.

www.acw.ie

‘The Landis Museum’ opening at CCA Derry

CCA is pleased to invite you to the opening of The Landis Museum.

Bianca Baldi, Irina Gheorghe, Helena Hamilton, Dorothy Hunter (ACW student), Alex Impey, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nina Liebenberg, Phillip McCrilly, Sarah Pierce (ACW coordinator), Katrina Sheena Smyth, Alexandra Sukhareva. Devised by James N. Hutchinson and Chapter Thirteen.

‘The Landis Museum’ is a museum of encounter. It is based on the methodology of Mark Landis, a man who – in late 2010 – became the subject of a number of international newspaper articles that characterised him as an art-world fraud; a forger who had been fooling museums by donating fake paintings and drawings for nearly twenty-five years. But such a characterisation is only one aspect of what was at play in Landis’ activities, and it may obscure what makes his work useful and interesting. For Landis, the motivation appears to have been as much about the interaction with the institution as it was about his work’s inclusion in museum collections. ‘The Landis Museum’ is a site for exploring the legacies of – or traces left by – moments of encounter, or generating central points through which new moments of encounter can be enacted.

The museum is displayed in a sculptural structure, designed specifically to house the objects, texts and videos. It brings together seven international artists, gathered because they share something in their mode of operation, their starting points, or the manner in which they seek to be read.

Devised by James N. Hutchinson, ‘The Landis Museum’ was initially shown at Chapter Thirteen as part of Glasgow International, 2018. CCA is presenting a new iteration of the project, adding a local annex to the museum.

The local annex consists of a series of one-day residencies that respond to the travelling exhibition. The residencies are choreographed encounters between the existing works and four artists based in Northern Ireland. The artists in residence are invited to use the gallery as their studio and to stage a ‘public moment’ that may be, for instance, a lecture, performance, meal, or workshop. Please check our website for details of upcoming events.

Opening Events

6:30 pm – Talk: James N. Hutchinson will talk about the time he spent with Mark Landis in the weeks following his exposure in the press, and will offer the opportunity to see and handle a number of objects made by Landis that do not appear in the exhibition.

7:00 pm – Exhibition opening

8:00 pm – Performance: ‘Foreign Language for Beginners’ (2015 – ongoing) is a performance work by Irina Gheorghe that explores the dynamics and history of a potential first contact through speech, sound and movement. It is a conversation with the world outside the word, by way of word, inside a room. The performance starts with simple messages that were composed and gathered by the SETI Institute to be sent into outer space. As the performance progresses, the mode of address, the language and the situation become increasingly uncanny.

The opening is a free event and refreshments will be provided.

This exhibition and associated events are made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and with the further support of Culture Ireland and Glasgow International.

More info: http://cca-derry-londonderry.org/exhibitions/the-landis-museum/

Image credit: Kapwani Kiwanga, ‘The Secretary’s Suite’, 2016, video still

Julia Dubsky | Salon of Good Time, TBG+S Opening

Studio 16 | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Opening on Wednesday 23 May, 6-8pm
Continuing to Wednesday 30 May

Opening hours:
11 – 6pm | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Sunday and Monday by arrangement

Salon Of Good Time is an upcoming show which concludes friend of ACW Julia Dubsky’s year-long Graduate Residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, which has taken place in studio 16.

Over the course of the residency, her work has become bolder in scale and colour, while continuing to question nuances of painting. A personal desire for possibilities beyond impasses has spawned inversions throughout the work – light layers cover dark grounds; dabs are drawn from negative space; receding colours are foregrounded; hot colours cooled and vice versa. Poppyseed oil (which is clear in colour) was used in place of linseed oil for mixing paints, to grant more agency in temperature and tone.

On this occasion, there is an abundance of paintings filling the room. Some lean against the wall, perched on bubblewrap in anticipation of being moved, packed up or turned around. This mode of display consciously suggests a kind of engagement: that of a studio visit. Titles and figurative marks feature more prominently now in narrating the visual language; while varieties of time continue to be recorded in the paintings among layers and marks.

An accompanying text will be written by the TBG+S curator, Rayne Booth.

Julia will give an artist talk as part of the Basic Space talks in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Friday, 18 May, 1pm. The talk will touch on: departing from pathos, jealousy and scarcity, preparations/rehearsals, the grid, narrative through style and titles, paint applications signifying readymades, graffiti, spokes, double negative (representation), smuggling, intrinsic value?, hard edge, Persian calligraphy paintings, penumbra, viridian, red and blue, perception studies … with possible reference to Donna Haraway, Isabelle Graw, Bini Adamczak, Marge Piercy, Djuna Barnes and Clarice Lispector.

Julia Dubsky (b. 1990, Dublin),was awarded the Recent Graduate Residency in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for one year, beginning in May 2017, after graduating from the National College of Art and Design in 2016, from Fine Art and Visual Culture. Since then, Dubsky has been based in Dublin, London and Berlin. In October 2018, she will join the class of Jutta Koether in Hamburg University of Art.

Image: Julia Dubsky, Baby Sharing, 2018, oil on canvas, 96 x 80 x 2.5cm
More information HERE

The Political and the Public – Talk at the National Gallery of Ireland

Thursday 10th May, 6.00pm, National Gallery of Ireland.

This event discusses Colour is Life through the lens of the politics of art in the public sphere. Drawing from key theorists discussed during the MA seminar, Politics of Participation. The event will take the form of two short introductions on a specific aspect of interest followed by a panel discussion led by the ACW course team.

Organised by GUM collective members Stephen Lau and Sadbh O’Brien, in collaboration with Masters Programs, Art in the Contemporary World at National College of Art and Design, Dublin www.acw.ie

More info at : https://www.nationalgallery.ie/public-and-political

Image and artwork by Sofya Mikhaylova



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