November 27, 2006 - Hugh Lane Gallery - THE STUDIO
November 27, 2006


Madame Fisscher, 1999/2000
Collection Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen

December 1, 2006-February 25, 2007

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House
Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
T 353 1 222 5550

Participating Artists: John Baldessari, Daniel Buren, Thomas Demand, Gerad Byrne, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Isa Genzken, Andrew Grassie, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Perry Ogden, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Frances Stark, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ian Wallace, Andy Warhol

Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Christina Kennedy

Inspired by the presence of the studio of Frances Bacon, which is on permanent view at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, THE STUDIO sets out to investigate the role, the idea and function of the artists studio as the main space of activity in the making and production of art.

The concept of the studio has long captivated audiences with its associations of unbridled creativity, freedom from convention, bohemian lifestyle and struggle for success. THE STUDIO wants to offer an in-depth examination of the historic and contemporary role and function of the studio for artists. What does the studio mean for artists today whose creative production is based on ideas and process and for whom the notion of the permanency of the artwork is often redundant? Addressing this subject provides fascinating insights into art in the contemporary environment and the role and activities of the artist within those structures, social, economic and political, which inform society locally and globally.
THE STUDIO will look into the changes that the idea of the studio has encountered over the last decades and asks whether or not the studio is in fact still the main sphere of creative production for artists at a moment when art has become increasingly idea-based and less dependent on the notion of skill.

A publication, including installation photographs of all the works on display and texts by the curators on the participating artists will accompany this exhibition and can be ordered from the museums bookshop.
THE STUDIO is curated by Jens Hoffmann, Director CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and Christina Kennedy, Head of Exhibitions, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

In the framework of THE STUDIO a number of studio visits have been organised for the public to go to see the studios of artists living and working in Dublin. As numbers are limited (maximum six per visit), it is advised to book early.

As part of THE STUDIO a symposium on the role of the studio in creative production today, will take place on February 8 and 9, 2007. Speakers include internationally active artists, curators and critics such as: Sara Arrhenius, Iwona Blazwick, Daniel Buren, Thomas Demand, Liam Gillick, John Miller, Claire Doherty, Jens Hoffmann and Karen Wright.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1
T: 353 1 2225550
F: 353 1 8722182
Opening hours:
Tuesday Thursday 10am 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am 5pm
Sunday 11am 5pm
Closed Mondays

Hugh Lane Gallery
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