Maurice Doherty, Stuck in the Avant Garde (still), 2011. Video.
April 11, 2013

Contemporary Irish 2013

13 April–5 May 2013
Opening: Friday 12 April 2013, 19h

Fichtestrasse 2
10967 Berlin
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 2–7pm

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Artists: Mark Curran, Benjamin de Burca/Barbara Wagner, Maurice Doherty, David Hedderman, Jane Hughes, Sophie Iremonger, Eoin Llewellyn, LiFeLooP (aka Séamus O’Donnell), Enda O’Donoghue and David O’Kane

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue

At the Embassy of Ireland, interior courtyard
Jägerstraße 51
10117 Berlin – Mitte:
Performance: Silences (Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty)
Sunday 5 May, 15h

At Grimmuseum
Fichte Str 2
10967 Berlin:

Curators’ talk
Sunday 14 April, 16h

A reading from Count from Zero to One Hundred by Alan Cunningham
Friday 19 April, 19h

Curators’ talk
Sunday 21 April, 16h

This exhibition title NEITHER HERE NOR THERE suggests a world of ‘in-betweens.’ Each of the ten artists selected for this show in their own way go beyond a binary form of understanding, addressing issues of history, tradition, uncertain spaces, meaning and intimacy. Binary models infuse our thinking at every level in society, as life is constantly split into various dichotomies of rich/poor, traditional/contemporary, animal/human, and so on ad infinitum. This method of categorization seems to be the very foundation of an eschewed world view that produces an entire wasteland of disregarded in-betweens. The artists selected for this exhibition challenge these polarities in new and subtle ways.

Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first six months of 2013; this is an opportune occasion to highlight the work of these ten contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the last 20 years. The exhibition will tour to Ireland to be exhibited at the Galway Arts Centre in December 2013.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin and Culture Ireland as part of the EU presidency fund.


April 11, 2013

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