Contemporary Irish 2013
Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue.

Opening: Friday 12th April 2013 at 7pm
Exhibition runs from 13th April to 5th May 2013

Artists: Mark Curran, Benjamin de Burca, Maurice Doherty, David Hedderman, Jane Hughes, Sophie Iremonger, Eoin Llewellyn, LiFeLooP (aka Séamus O’Donnell), Enda O’Donoghue and David O’Kane.

This exhibition title 'NEITHER HERE NOR THERE’ suggests a world of 'in-betweens'. Each of the 10 artists selected for this show in their own way, go beyond a binary form of understanding, addressing issues of history, tradition, uncertain spaces, meaning and intimacy. Binary models infuse our thinking at every level in society, as life is constantly split into various dichotomies of rich/poor, traditional/contemporary, animal/human, and so on ad infinitum. This method of categorization seems to be the very foundation of an eschewed world view that produces an entire wasteland of disregarded in-betweens. The artists selected for this exhibition challenge these polarities in new and subtle ways.

Weekly events:

19.4 -- Reading by Alan Cunningham from his debut novella, Count from Zero to One Hundred, published by Penned in the Margins (London)
14.4 and 21.4 --Curators talks by Jane Hughes and Enda O'Donoghue
--05.05 Live performance by Silences (Tom O’Doherty and Kata Kovács) on at the Embassy of Ireland.

Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first six months of 2013, this is an opportune occasion to highlight the work of these 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the last 20 years.
The exhibition will tour to Ireland to be exhibited at the Galway Arts Centre in December 2013.
The exhibition is kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin and Culture Ireland as part of the EU presidency fund.

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