June 13, 2006 - Project Arts Centre - SARAH PIERCE
June 13, 2006

The Meaning of Greatness Project Gallery
Opens June 8, 2006

The Meaning of Greatness, a show by Sarah Pierce opens in Project Arts Centre on 8th June, 2006. Pierce who is known for her discursive practice (The Metropolitan Complex) will draw on her research to make an archive that will result in a re configuration of the gallery.

Over the past three-and-a half years in Dublin, Sarah Pierce has developed The Metropolitan Complex a project that taps into locality, using a variety of platforms, including talks, papers, exhibitions, and archives – that often open up these structures to the personal and the incidental. In the gallery at Project she draws on her interests in the relationship between 1970s radical practices and contemporary art-making by connecting historical documents from protests and performances with test pieces by art students. The Meaning of Greatness proposes the gallery as a site of formative moments that exist between art and documentation. A pamphlet The Meaning of Greatness will be published on the occasion of the exhibition, containing texts selected by Sarah Pierce and Projects curator Grant Watson.

Sarah Pierce works and lives in Dublin. She is one of seven artists who represented Ireland in 2005s Venice Biennial, commissioned by Sarah Glennie. Recent projects include Monks Garden, Scuola di San Pasquale, Venice, 2006; Archivo Paralelo, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2005; You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, PS1/MoMA, New York 2004; and Paraeducation Department with Annie Fletcher at Witte de Witte/TENT, Rotterdam, 2004. She regularly publishes The Metropolitan Complex papers, a series of transcribed discussions, and is currently Research Associate in Forms of Curating and Documentation at Interface, University of Ulster, Belfast.
For Further Information Please Contact Aisling McGrane
T: 353 01 881 9608 | E: aisling@project.ie

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