January 14, 2008 - Matt’s Gallery - Willie Doherty
January 14, 2008

Willie Doherty

Ghost Story, 2007 (production still)
Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London

Willie Doherty
Replays: Selected video works 1994 – 2007

23 January – 16 March 2008

Matt’s Gallery
42-44 Copperfield Road,
London E3 4RR
T 00 44 (0)20 8983 1771
F 00 44 (0)20 8983 1435

www.mattsgallery.org

Opening hours during exhibition:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Admission free

This will be Willie Doherty’s fifth exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. The gallery has collaborated with the artist since 1990 and was the first venue to show his video work, commissioning the installation The Only Good One is a Dead One in 1993. This led to Doherty’s first Turner Prize nomination in 1994.

For Replays, Matt’s Gallery will present a survey of Doherty’s video work made over the last thirteen years. These works are set against the backdrop of a changing Northern Ireland and engage the viewer in the undercurrent of apprehension and uncertainty of living in a divided society.

The gallery will be divided into two exhibition spaces, with Ghost Story (2007) showing throughout the exhibition in one space and a rotation of eight single channel videos in the other.

The full programme of works to be shown is as follows: Ghost Story (throughout exhibition), Empty (23 – 27 Jan), Closure (30 Jan – 3 Feb), Passage (6 – 10 Feb), Non-specific Threat (13 – 17 Feb), Sometimes I Imagine It’s My Turn (20 – 24 Feb), The Wrong Place (27 Feb – 2 Mar), No Smoke Without Fire (5 – 9 Mar), At the End of the Day (12 – 16 Mar).

Offsite screening:

Artprojx and Matt’s Gallery present Ghost Story (2007) by Willie Doherty
Followed by Willie Doherty and Tim Marlow in conversation and a repeat screening. Tim Marlow is a writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions at the White Cube.
Thursday 31st January 2008
6.30-8pm

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, London WC2
Box Office: +44 (0)20 7494 3654 (open 1-9pm)

www.princecharlescinema.com

Event produced by David Gryn / Artprojx
events@artprojx.com +44 (0) 771 112 7848 www.artprojx.com

Seminars:

Willie Doherty will lead two seminars for student groups in the final week of the exhibition. Please contact the gallery for further details.

Matt’s Gallery is supported by Arts Council England, London and our media sponsor, The Daily Telegraph.

Replays is supported by the British Council of Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Norhtern Ireland, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Foyle Foundation
and Artprojx.

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