December 22, 2007 - CIRCA: Contemporary Art in Ireland - Issue 122 Out Now
December 22, 2007

Issue 122 Out Now

front cover: Laura Gannon: A house in Cap-Martin, 2007, film stills; courtesy the artist

Issue 122, Winter 2007

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The winter issue of Ireland’s journal of record for contemporary visual art is now on sale. The 112 full-colour pages include news, feature articles, reviews, a host of images, and advertising from Ireland’s main art spaces.

Feature articles

Artist-writers, writer-artists: An anonymous vox pop – how do artists who also write about art think and feel about working in those two differing domains? Anonymous | Space, time, and a house by the sea – an interview with Laura Gannon, whose recent work explores Eileen Gray’s E.1027 Vincent Honoré | James Coleman: Absent works – two extraordinary takes on site-specificity Chris Clarke | “2, 3, 4…” Garrett Phelan – an examination of the artist’s recent output Graham Parker | Who makes place? Architecture and public sculpture (whose job is it anyway?) – the new Anthony Gormley commission prompts speculation on the role of ‘signature’ sculpture Gemma Tipton | Postcards from everywhere – a look at a Circa competition | Letter from St Louis – art in a city with some remarkable demographics
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Antrim Sandra Kerr: Pain in the neck David Hughes | Belfast Belfast 3-13 September 2007 Slavka Sverakova | The double image David Hughes | Berlin Art fairs in Berlin David Ulrichs | Birr Synesthesia sat Jason McCaffrey | Cork Cicada Elaine O’Sullivan | Radio ON Matt Packer | Dublin Play safe: Battlefields in the playground Tim Stott | Ronan McCrea: Medium (the end); Medium (upside down) Tim Stott | Marcel Van Eeden: The archaeologist – the travels of Oswald Sollmann Chris Fite-Wassilak | Karl Grimes: Dignified kings play chess on fine green silk Sherra Murphy | Alice Maher: Bestiary Jennie Guy | Galway Women war photographers Aileen Blaney | Kassel Documenta XII Fergal Gaynor | Limerick Michael Minnis: Here, and nowhere else Karen Normoyle-Haugh | Linz Ars electronica Paul O’Brien | London Mamma Andersson Cherry Smyth | Venice Sophie Calle: Prenez soin de vous Susan Thomson | Wexford Mary Ruth Walsh: Still life Gemma Tipton | Book Critical mess: Art critics on the state of their practice Brian Curtin |

Also available for online purchase: Space: Architecture for Art, a Circa book on the theory and practice of art spaces; it includes a comprehensive directory to visual-arts spaces throughout the island of Ireland. More information at

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Circa is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and Culture Ireland.

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