March 24, 2016 - EVA International - EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial: Still (the) Barbarians
March 24, 2016

EVA International

Design: Rasmus Koch Studio. Images: Pio Abad, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Tifanny Chung, John Waid.

EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial
Still (the) Barbarians
April 16–July 17, 2016

Press preview: April 14
Professional peview and launch: April 15
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EVA International – Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, is pleased to announce the full programme and exhibition venues for the 2016 edition. Still (the) Barbarians is curated by Koyo Kouoh and is open to the public from April 16 to July 17 with a press preview on Thursday, April 14 and professional preview and launch on Friday, April 15. Please click here for full details of previews and opening weekend schedule.

Within the context of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary, Still (the) Barbarians investigates the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure from where artistic reflections, critical redefinitions and political transformations are articulated.

Still (the) Barbarians includes new commissions and presentations by: Kostas Bassanos, Eric Baudelaire, Godfried Donkor, Mary Evans, Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley, Liam Gillick, Carsten Höller, Michael Joo, Abdoulaye Konaté, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Alice Maher, Pádraic E. Moore, Alan Phelan, Johannes Phokela, Deirdre Power and Softday (Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström), Willem de Rooij, Tracey Rose, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, John Waid.

Still (the) Barbarians venues and exhibiting artists:

Limerick City Gallery of Art (Pery Square, Limerick):
Pio Abad, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Kostas Bassanos, Tiffany Chung, Godfried Donkor, Samuel Erenberg, Mary Evans, Carsten Höller, Kapwani Kiwanga, Abdoulaye Konaté, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Bradley McCallum, Naeem Mohaiemen, Otobong Nkanga, Willem de Rooij, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, John Waid 

Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory (O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick):
Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Kader Attia, Kostas Bassanos, Eric Baudelaire, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Criodhna Costello, Jonathan Cummins, Theo Eshetu, Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley, Carsten Höller, Dorothy Hunter, Jeremy Hutchison, Joanna Hutton, Alfredo Jaar, Journal Rappé (Xuman & Keyti), Syowia Kyambi, Leung Chi Wo, Alice Maher, Uriel Orlow, Ulrike Ottinger, Alan Phelan, Sarah Pierce, Public Studio (Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky), Ican Ramageli, Amanda Rice, Catarina Simão

The Hunt Museum (Rutland Street, Limerick):
Kostas Bassanos, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Carsten Höller, Johannes Phokela

The Sailor’s Home (O’Curry Street, Limerick):
Michael Joo

King John’s Castle (Nicholas Street, Limerick)
Vo Tran Chau

Mother Macs (High Street, Limerick)
Liam Gillick

Performances (various locations)
Liam Gillick (April 14–17, then every Thursday through July 14), Yong Sun Gullach (April 15–16), Joanna Hutton (April 16), Journal Rappé (Xuman & Keyti, April 15), Syowia Kyambi (April 15), Pádraic E. Moore (April 15), Deirdre Power and Softday (Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström, April 24), Tracey Rose (April 15)

Ormston House (Patrick Street, Limerick) in partnership with EVA International, will present Murder Machine curated by Christine Eyene. Murder Machine brings together Ceara Conway (Ireland), George Hallett (South Africa), Linda O’Keeffe (Ireland/UK), The Otolith Group (UK) and Rusangano Family (Zimbabwe/Togo/Ireland) for an interactive display and a series of monthly public interventions around text and language, across histories, geographies and political contexts, through art pieces, performances and archival material previously unseen in Ireland.

An Activation programme will provide opportunities for discourse and dialogue in response to the exhibition, and Young EVA—with education curator Katy Fitzpatrick and philosopher Aislinn O’Donnell—will facilitate a series of workshops between children, young people and participating artists.

The Still (the) Barbarians programme will conclude with a Colloquium and The Poets’ Recital co-curated by Koyo Kouoh and Rasha Salti, supported by the Johann Jacobs Museum and in partnership with Limerick 2020 (July 11–13, full details to be announced).

For further information please see or click here to apply for accreditation for the press and professional previews. For details on how to get to EVA International and where to stay please click here.

Press enquiries:
Emma Gilhooly at Pelham Communications: emma [​at​] / T +44 (0)208 969 3959
or Emma Dwyer at EVA International: emma [​at​]

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