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half-way to cyborg-city*

August 21, 2018 – 12:03 am |

*a liminal-point at which a hybrid entity consisting of organic human and technological mechanisms is in the process of becoming a cyborg, though does not yet have a body. The ‘city’ in this case suggests …

Young, single and ready to navigate through complex issues regarding temporality and time

March 24, 2018 – 10:56 pm |

ACW student Sara Muthi responds to PLATFORM 2018, an exhibition and a series of associated events showcasing the work of emerging and early career artists who will use the Gallery as a playful, experimental and …

“Copy that, Kapton”, a review of Sam Keogh’s Kapton Cadaverine performance at the Kerlin Gallery

February 24, 2018 – 3:02 pm |

“The space that situates the performance is so thoroughly inseparable from the performance that it would have been non-sensical to not textually indulge in this rich scenario by Sam Keogh. Everything from the control panel …

Homo Ludens (Man at Play)

January 19, 2018 – 12:50 am | One Comment

Homo Ludens (Man at Play),
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Exhibition continues until Saturday, 27 January 2018
Opening hours: 12 – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday
Homo Ludens, the title of this exhibition, is the species of …

Mythology, Authenticity, Representation & Psychosis by Sara Muthi

December 10, 2017 – 4:32 pm |

Exploring themes of mythology, authenticity, representation and psychosis, Sara Muthi, managing editor of in:Action and ACW student shares her latest response to the bi-monthly performance art platform Livestock titled “Get Real”.
“With a formula such as …

BREATH (taking), a review of Nigel Rolfe’s group performance at the Green on Red Gallery by Sara Muthi

November 28, 2017 – 5:51 pm |

Bringing together a group of Nigel Rolfe’s top performing students from the Royal College of Art, London, BREATHING IN, BREATHING OUT takes place at the center of Rolfe’s 8th Solo show at the Green on …

“There’s art that challenges you, and art that’s simply not for you”

October 20, 2017 – 1:17 pm |

ACW student Sara Muthi and writer for in:Action, an Irish Live art review platform, shares her latest response to Martin O’Brien’s performance at the Dublin Live Art Festival.
“…for most of us, art is not …

Play It By Ear // Richard Carr // Review by Susan Edwards

October 6, 2015 – 9:09 pm | Comments Off

Play It By Ear
Richard Carr
Soma Contemporary Gallery
Waterford City
27, August – 19, September, 2015
One could almost be excused in missing a tiny gallery along a street in Waterford City. Unassuming and ironically it is quiet. If …

A SAVAGE BEAUTY

July 1, 2015 – 12:44 pm | Comments Off

Alexander McQueen
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, U.K.
14, March – 2, August, 2015
Review by Susan Edwards
At the entrance was a video screen, an image of an indistinct human face morphing from a skull shape to tribal image …

Wine Soak No.18: “Only the most adaptable will survive”

April 6, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at Dead Zoo, an exhibition in the Art Box Gallery curated by Hilary Murray, featuring the work of Catherine Barragry, Teresa Gillespie and Maria McKinney. The exhibition and the unfolding …

Review of Peripheries 2014: Between the I and the Hand

October 13, 2014 – 10:27 am | Comments Off

Peripheries
1st of August – 8th August
Curated by Richard Carr
Reviewed by Susan Edwards

Peripheries –
plural, noun. the outer limits or edge of an area or object. Also a secondary position or aspect of a group, for example; …

SEE THE FUTURE A written response by ACW alumni Barry Kehoe

July 8, 2014 – 11:24 am | Comments Off

The following response by Barry Kehoe was commissioned by the artists on the NCAD Masters Fine Art and Masters Art in the Digital World (MFA/ADW) during their graduate show that took place in June 2014. …

ACW alumni Kirsten Simpson’s piece on the work of Paola Catizone

July 7, 2014 – 10:51 am | Comments Off
ACW alumni Kirsten Simpson’s piece on the work of Paola Catizone

Natural Artifice | Paola Catizone
A study of the relationships and discordances between drawing, performance and video art

The Inconceivable Thing

May 20, 2014 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off

Art in the Contemporary World student, Deirdre Kearney reviews a recent exhibition, La Fine Di Dio, of work by Maurizo Cattelan and Lucio Fontana at the Gagosian Gallery, London, February 2014.
Quite by chance the curator …

Wine Soak No. 16: “mind the gap”

May 13, 2014 – 7:19 pm | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at the Hacienda bar for the opening of The Luxury Gap after an illuminating stop at Translucent Flag the sculpture factory exhibition at the Mart Gallery and Studios Rathmines.

I …

Implicated

April 1, 2014 – 7:56 am | Comments Off

The following text written by Barry Kehoe is reproduced here by kind permission of the Implicate Collaborative
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
3 – 20th October 2013
‘Implicated’ was the first exhibition of the Implicate …

Wine Soak No. 15: “Tonight you could only ever call me … Ligvine”

March 10, 2014 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

Our wine correspondent found himself at the LAB’s exhibition: Tonight you can call me Trish and TBG+S exhibition Against the Enamel. The resulting experience can only be described as “a floating oasis of energised drift” …

Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist

February 9, 2014 – 5:52 pm | Comments Off

ACW student Lynda Phelan provides an insightful response to Leonora Carrington’s recent exhbition at IMMA. This review is also available via the Shower of Kunst website (http://www.showerofkunst.com/)
http://www.showerofkunst.com/2014/02/leonora-carrington-celtic-surrealist.html
What a fantastical world we expose when we penetrate …

We Belong to Other People When We’re Outside: A review by Alison Fornell

January 17, 2014 – 1:34 am | Comments Off

Alison Fornell reviews Pedro Barateiro’s We Belong to Other People When We’re Outside recently shown at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Sept 2013 – Nov 2013.

What is ultimately most significant about Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro’s newest work, …

Mop : A review by Aisling Ní Chlaonadh

January 15, 2014 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

Aisling Ní Chlaonadh reviews Sam Keogh’s recent solo exhibition, Mop that took place at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2, Sept 2013 – Nov 2013.

By all accounts, it looks like a child’s messy bedroom from the early …