January 20, 2016 - Project Arts Centre - Núria Güell: Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy
January 20, 2016

Project Arts Centre

Courtesy Núria Güell and Project Arts Centre.

Núria Güell
Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy
January 15–March 19, 2016

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street
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Dublin
Ireland
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Fiscal disobedience is at the heart of Núria Güell’s new project, proudly presented within a solo exhibition at Project Arts Centre to launch 2016.

In collaboration with Catalan activist Enric Duran as well as activists in Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Greece, the artist has created an agency which will consult on the complexities of tax avoidance, playing within the rules of the European Union’s single market. Núria Güell uses her artwork for political and social activism, asserting that art possesses a power that enables us to rethink ourselves as a society.

Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy presents this new project within the context of various financial disobedience movements throughout history, making tangible and substantial the financial machinations which allow corporate bodies to substantially reduce their tax burden. She proposes a self-determined relationship to the enormous debt that Ireland took on when it accepted a 67.5 billion EUR bailout from the Troika in 2010—a course of action that Ireland’s Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, recently likened to a bloodless coup.

The gallery of Project Arts Centre is a place where visitors can encounter the Consultancy, gain insight into the logic and research background to the exhibition, and join the debate about financial disobedience as a form of self-determination. As with all works by Núria Güell, the action itself seeks to reveal structures and systems that bind ordinary citizens together within their everyday lives, through a personal commitment to self-determination and, in this case, rebellion.

Curated by Tessa Giblin, the exhibition will open at Project Arts Centre on Thursday, January 14 and will run until March 19, 2016, and has been commissioned in the context of Project’s 50th Anniversary, and the Centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. It also includes continuous screenings of the films Debtocracy, 2011, Castroika, 2012, Everyday Rebellion, 2013, and How To Start A Revolution, 2011.

Please click here for images and further information about the exhibition, and click here to be taken directly to the Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy website.

With warm thanks to Infowar Productions, Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Mira Films, TVF & Daniel Nembhard and the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s multi-disciplinary arts centre in the heart of Dublin, presenting artists across all forms of the performing and visual arts. Forthcoming exhibitions include a new commission by Mark O’Kelly opening on Thursday, March 31, running until May 28, and Riddle of the Burial Grounds which will open across all three floors of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp on March 25, running until July 17.

Admission to the visual arts at Project Arts Centre is always free.

Project Arts Centre is core funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

For media information, interviews and pictures, contact:
Kate O’Sullivan, PR & Communications Officer, Project Arts Centre

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