Matt Packer in conversation with Jim Ricks. JR: Ok, just to kick things off… Derry seems to have a combination of street cred and access to the UK and for a city its size it does appear to have remarkable resources, but is there a scene and is it something that can organically grow? And finally, what effect will Brexit have on Derry as an art place? MP: You’re asking a bungle of different questions there. Derry has a remarkable history, which in turn gives… Read More »
What the devil is the Dublin Biennial?
The second Dublin Biennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Art closed its 12 day showing on Sunday. Seemingly coming from ‘nowhere’ (i.e. not from the expected channels of arts production and dissemination) in 2012, it was met by many members of the Visual Arts community almost universally with condemnation. “It’s a scam” was the most common reaction. But why? Actually, the answer is very simple. It’s not a Biennial. Yes, of course it is happening every 2 years, with plans for one in 2016. And in… Read More »
Images: In the Black
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