Plainsight Ciarán Murphy Jan 14, – Feb 24, 2018 GRIMM, Amsterdam grimmgallery.com Images courtesy the artist and GRIMM Amsterdam.
Wilder Beings Command! Gareth Anton, Averill Stephan, Doitschinoff, Stephen Dunne and Mark Titchner with Daniel O’Sullivan, Isadora Epstein, Christopher Mahon, Emily Mast, Barry (Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Sjoerd Westbroek and Frans-Willem Korsten). Curated by Rachel Gilbourne and Janice Hough 29 July 2017 IMMA imma.ie All photos by Louis Haugh and courtesy of IMMA.
“Wealth is the vomit of fortune” – Diogenes of Sinope (primarily accredited to Monimos) The Pinch is an installation of wax rubbings, paper coins, a bench, and a bookwork followed by a performance. Paid for with money scoured from the streets of Dublin, the installation explores the potential of public funding, city mining, and social entrepreneurialism toward decelerated economic opportunities. The artist persists in a personal political commentary at a time when monopolies of power possess the wealth and trickle down theory is proven wrong…. Read More »
During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Baghdad’s National Museum of Iraq, the home of a large collection of world heritage objects, which not protected. The unsecured building was looted, and Approximately 15,000 objects Disappeared, leaving a terrible void in the museum collection and the international collection of relics of human history.For his first exhibition with Galerie Barbara Wien, Michael Rakowitz presents The invisible enemy shoulderstand not exist, to ongoing project since 2007. It is a direct response to the pillage of Baghdad’s museum, and… Read More »
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is showing a rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed ledger artist Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn brings together key collaborators from Stanford and its communities to explore these indigenous-centered illustrations from diverse perspectives. The Cantor’s exhibition marks the first time that a representative selection of… Read More »
Kung Fu in Africa: Golden Age Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana (1985 – 1999) Master African artisan-painters Joe Mensah, Leonardo, Death is Wonder, Alex Nkrumah Boateng, D.A. Jasper, Stoger, Bright Obeng, Gilbert Forson, Samuel, Dan Nyenkumah, Africatta, Babs, Muslim. Curated by Ernie Wolfe III Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong 11 March – 12 April 2016 Image Courtesy of Hanart TZ Gallery; Photography by Kitmin Lee www.hanart.com
Sire, je suis de l’ôtre pays Vincent Meessen Wiels, Brussels 19 February – 24 April 2016 Photos courtesy of the artist and Normal, Brussels
Against the Current Mark Dion Ormston House, Limerick 19 November 2015 – 13 February 2016 www.ormstonhouse.com
David Ireland Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute 14 January – 26 March, 2016 Photos by Gregory Goode unless otherwise indicated.
Deflated Capital Doireann Ni Ghrioghair Eight Gallery, Dublin 12 – 28 February 2016
For this group exhibition, Pain Tero Flight, co-curated with Alicia Eler, participating artists were asked to interrogate the art, business and public persona of American pastoral painter Thomas Kinkade, who died in 2012. Kinkade rigorously maintained that the popularity of his work highlights the elitism in contemporary art world power structures, a position that may be less tenable in light of the last decade’s growth in popularity of contemporary art experiences. At the same time, Kinkade’s oeuvre continues to raise questions about the agency of… Read More »
The Funnies Charlie Billingham, Mel Bochner, Cosima von Bonin, Werner Büttner, George Condo, Philip Guston, Sanya Kantarovsky, Martin Kippenberger, Sarah Lucas, Simon Mathers, Helmut Middendorf, Oliver Osborne, Jon Pylypchuk, Anne Speier, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Jesse Wine, and Rose Wylie MOT International, Brussels 20 November 2015 – 30 January 2016 All images courtesy of the artist and MOT International London & Brussels www.motinternational.com
“Precaution principle is a series of drawings in which the precaution lines protecting the sculptures are drawn, contrary to the original sculpture which does not appear on the drawing. These precaution spaces become visible, like starting points of new systems.” More images from this series on the artist’s website here. Winter Palace Matthieu Martin Galerie Alb, Paris 5 September – 17 October 2015 Photos courtesy the gallery www.galeriealb.com
Lord God, how immaculate (2014) – Simon Cummins Lapiss Lazuli (2014) – Aoife Mullan Whats his name (2013) – Stéphane Hanley Q Lauzarus Rising (2014) – Mike Fitzgerald R to L: Things don’t happen they’re implied (2013), For a long time, I went to bed early (2014), Either it’s raining, or I’m dreaming. Maybe it’s both (2014), A ‘resistance of yes’, of sorts (2014) – Lee Welch, and Whats his name (2013) – Stéphane Hanly At the horizon we won’t need eyes to… Read More »
http://www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/more-adventurous-thinking more adventurous thinking… from the archive of Dorothy Walker, with artist’s response from Seamus Nolan NCAD Gallery 15th June – 7th October 2013
David Nugent Jonathan Mayhew Darren Caffrey Sara Amido Emma Haugh In the Black Sara Amido, Darren Caffrey, Emma Haugh, Jonathan Mayhew, David Nugent, and more. Curated by Matt Packer and The Black Mariah The Black Mariah Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland 21 October – 3 November 2012
Towards a Newer Laocoön Sarah Pierce NCAD Gallery, Dublin 4 October – 7 November 2012
Colophon Gavin Murphy Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin 20 September–28 October 2012
Biennale press pass, welcome packet, newspaper-cum-event guide complete with custom fonts and logo. Initially, I had intended to write a review of the Biennale. Although I did I find it difficult to consider the various permutations of this festival in a positive light, it was ultimately the decentralized and event-based character of it that led to my decision not to. Perhaps, I should have committed to living in Berlin for 6 weeks. I suppose the political trajectory, or rather intent, of head curator Artur… Read More »
Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller, Glasgow Green Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller, Glasgow Green Jeremy Deller Spanner (Stretcher/Loiterer) by Nairy Baghramian, The Mitchell Library Detail from Art Lending Library by Walker & Bromwich, The Mitchell Library Art Lending Library by Walker & Bromwich, The Mitchell Library Installation view of What is there to do here, what is there to see? by Rob Kennedy, CCA Installation view of What is there to do here, what is there to see? by Rob Kennedy, CCA Detail from What is there to do here, what is… Read More »