eva International – After the Future

Preview: Thursday 17th May at 6pm: Limerick City Gallery of Art, 103–4 O’Connell Street, Riverpoint, Arthur’s Quay Park, and onwards to the other eva venues

This Friday is the opening of eva International so we will no doubt see the entire Art World of Ireland descending upon Limerick for the occasion. The 2012 edition is entitled After the Future and is curated by Annie Fletcher. The central exhibition was selected from over 2000 proposals from around the world and among the featured artists is current MA ACW student Laura Smith. Go Laura!

Complete list of participating artists is:

Yael Bartana / Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler / Marcel Broodthaers / Anibal Catalan / Fergus Daly & Katherine Waugh / Kate Davis / Luc Deleu / Priscila Fernandes / Soren Thilo Funder / Aoibheann Greenan / Emma Houlihan / Greg Howie / Sanja Iveković / Sam Keogh / Barbara Knezevic / KwieKulik / Hyewon Kwon / Art Links Limerick (Mary Conroy, Aoife Cox, Joanna Hopkins) / José Carlos Martinat / Gavin Murphy / Ailbhe Ní Bhriain / Doireann Ní Ghrioghair / Adrian O’Connell / Sara O’Gorman / Mark O’Kelly / Niamh O’Malley / Sarah Pierce / Deirdre A Power & Jacki Hehir / Alice Rekab / Laura Smith / Faber Studios (Caelan Bristow, Marie Connole, Aaron Lawless) / Pilvi Takala / Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Full details can be found on the eva International website but in the meantime here’s the summary ..

This year’s eva International, curated by Annie Fletcher, Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, takes the title After the Future to examine how certain artistic practices provide an active invocation of the present and speculate how we arrived here in the first place.

This collaborative and multifaceted project takes as its point of departure the media theorist and activist Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s book After The Future (AK Press, 2011), considering his admonishment of economic futurisms and advocacy for living slowly in the infinite present.

eva International After the Future features a central exhibition curated by Annie Fletcher, selected from over 2000 proposals from 76 countries, and is accompanied by a series of intense collaborations with local, national and international partners.