May 2, 2012 - EVA International – Ireland's Biennial - After the Future
May 2, 2012

After the Future

eva International presents
After the Future

Curated by Annie Fletcher
19 May–12 August 2012
Opening: Friday 18 May, from 18h

Starting point:
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Carnegie Building
Pery Square
Limerick City, Ireland
and continuing to various locations across the city.

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Participating artists
Yael Bartana, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Marcel Broodthaers, Anibal Catalan, Fergus Daly & Katherine Waugh, Kate Davis, Luc Deleu, Priscila Fernandes, Soren Thilo Funder, Aoibheann Greenan, Emma Houlihan, Greg Howie, Sanja Ivekovic, Sam Keogh, Barbara Knezevic, KwieKulik, Hyewon Kwon, Art Links Limerick, Jose Carlos Martinat, Gavin Murphy, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Adrian O’Connell, Sara O’Gorman, Mark O’Kelly, Niamh O’Malley, Sarah Pierce, Deirdre A Power & Jacki Hehir, Alice Rekab, Laura Smith, Faber Studios, Pilvi Takala, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

“We will sing to the infinity of the present and abandon the illusion of a future.” *

eva International is pleased to present the opening of After the Future curated by Annie Fletcher. Founded in 1977 this year’s eva International will open throughout Limerick City on Friday 18 May for its 35th iteration. This three month project consists of multiple exhibitions, events, and performance platforms which bring together a series of artists, organizers, and institutions from throughout Ireland and beyond.

After the Future takes as its point of departure media theorist and activist Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s important proposal that we refuse current economic dictats and obsession with the future. Instead we should explore how artistic practice evokes the complexity of the present and considers the conditions in which we find ourselves. This project develops new commissions from a broad range of Irish and international artists, but also vitally rejoices in the possibility of re-reading the archive of artists’ practice from the recent past. For eva International this is realised through the remaking of Luc Deleu’s “Construction X” (originally exhibited in ev+a 1994) but also through the inclusion of internationally resonant works by artists such as KwieKulik, Marcel Broodthaers, and Sanja Ivekovic, all originally conceived in previous decades but continuing to pose questions more present and urgent than ever.

After the Future – Projects

Making a Scene – Raising the Ink Flag
Curated by Kate Strain
19 May–10 June
Opening: Friday 18 May from 18h
Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick City
Artists: Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose, Yael Bartana, Guy Ben Ner, Dana Levy, Public Movement, Nira Pereg, Rona Perry & Mor Arkadir, Tom Pnini

Exit Limerick 2012
Facilitated by Static Gallery, Liverpool
Friday 15 June from 16h
LIT, Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick City

All Ireland Get Together
Facilitated by Visual Artists Ireland
Friday 15 June, 11–19.30
LIT, Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick City

Lines of Sight
Curated by Megs Morley
16 June–8 July
Opening: Friday 15 June from 20h
Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick City
Artists: Yael Bartana, Filipa Cesar, Dor Guez, Israeli Digital Art Center Public Event, Roy Menachem Markovich, Avi Mograbi, Adrian Paci, Nurit Sharett, Amir Yaziv, Artur Zmijewski

Marcus Coates
Curated by Padraic E. Moore
14 July–12 August
Opening: Friday 13 July from 18h
Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick City

Gracelands – Circling the Square
Curated by Vaari Claffey
Thursday 2 August
The Milk Market, Cornmarket Row, Limerick City

After the Future – Fringe
Including: Askeaton Contemporary Arts; Bourn Vincent Gallery, UL; Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery; LIT, Limerick School of Art & Design; Occupy Space; Ormston House; Raggle Taggle; School of Architecture, UL; The Hunt Museum

For further information and full programme please see www.eva.ie or contact info [​at​] eva.ie.

eva International 2012 is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Council, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Failte Ireland, Shannon Development and is in partnership with the Van Abbemuseum and Visual Artists Ireland.

*Franco “Bifo” Berardi, After the Future (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2011).

 

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