Category Archives : Conferences/Lectures/Talks


‘Helio Oiticica: Propositions’ | Cesar Oiticica Filho & Rachael Thomas in Discussion at IMMA

hoiticiaSaturday 19 July, 4.00 – 4.45pm,
Formal Gardens, IMMA

Curators of Helio Oiticica: Propositions, Cesar Oiticica Filho and Rachael Thomas (Head of Exhibitions, IMMA) discuss the unique conception and development of this major exhibition at IMMA, and explores the vibrant and diverse cultural and political landscapes in Brazil and beyond. This talk is part of Summer Rising : IMMA Festival.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236877.htm


Mayo Artists Network Meeting at Custom House Studios

talksandlectures23 July | 7pm
Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Custom House Studios are pleased to host a meeting of the Mayo Artists Network at 7.00pm Wednesday July 23rd.

Speakers:

  • Rosemarie Noone director the Claremorris Gallery. The Claremorris Gallery is a commercial gallery in east Co Mayo dedicated to an ambitious programme of work by contemporary artists at varying levels of their careers and development. Our principal focus is on the presentation of the work of Irish and American artists. Claremorris Gallery is founded on being an innovative showcase for the ongoing presentation and promotion of strong, visceral and visionary contemporary art.
  • Joel Feldman. (Public lecture by American printmaker Please note change of date from previously advertised). Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts, such as the one on offer at Art Over Easy, which are represented in such prestigious collections as the Allan Stone Collection, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Mary and Leigh Block Galleries, Northwestern University He has held fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and done numerous residencies and over 75 visiting artist lectures and workshops. In recent years he has also produced manipulated photographs, such as his “Annotated Landscapes.” In fall 2009 he completed a residency with Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions have included solo shows at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville and the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in Lexington, and group shows in Beijing, Chicago, and Mobile. He is represented by Galerie Negulesco in Munich, Germany, and Swanson Reed Contemporary in Louisville Kentucky. He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Admission free.

Please confirm attendance: info@customhousestudios.ie T: 098 28735.


Richard Saxton Talk at The Courthouse Gallery

talksandlectures15 July | 8pm
The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

A talk by Richard Saxton, founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12 -Tuesday, July 15th @ 8 pm.

To mark the publication of A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier, The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon will host a talk by Richard Saxton, founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12 at 8pm on Tuesday, July 15th.

A Decade of Country Hits documents ten years of collective works initiated by Richard Saxton in rural communities around the world, from the American Midwest and Southwest to parts of Europe, Australia, and South America.

This richly illustrated volume includes essays by international artists and curators

Marjetica Potrč, Chris Sauter and Fernando García-Dory, by Ian Hunter, director of the LITTORAL Arts Trust, Marco Marcon, co-founder of International Art Space, and Kirsten Stoltz, programming director of M12.

www.thecourthousegallery.com


Introducing Derry~Londonderry Galleries at CCA

talksandlecturesIntroducing: Derry~Londonderry Galleries
Wednesday 16th July 2014, CCA Derry~Londonderry

Free bus leaves from Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast at 9am
Return journey leaves Derry~Londonderry at 7pm

Visual Artists Ireland invite you to attend this day event to find out more about the visual arts exhibition spaces in Derry~Londonderry. Hosted by CCA Derry~Londonderry, speakers include Matt Packer – Director and Curator of CCA, VOID Derry and Janey Hoy and Stephen Lewis of Creative Village Arts. Derry Print Workshop will be present to meet artists and talk about their organisation. We will also have a guided walking tour of the exhibition spaces in the city.

This networking and information event will be an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and arts organisations in an informal setting.

In the afternoon CCA is pleased to present a special screening to accompany Eamon O’Kane’s Where there are people there are things of My Summer 77 (with Gordon Matta-Clark), a film that documents Matta-Clark preparing one of his last architectural ‘cuts’ in Antwerp (titled Office Baroque). The film presents a rare insight into Matta-Clark’s remarkable and influential practice shortly before his death in 1978.

At VOID, Gregory McCartney will give a short curator talk about their current exhibition ‘Haunted’ by Kelly Richardson.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Programme:

  • 9am – Bus Leaves Belfast from Golden Thread Gallery
  • 12pm – Matt Packer
  • 12:40 – Creative Village Arts
  • 1:20 – VOID Derry
  • 2:00 – Coffee
  • 2.30 – Screening of ‘My Summer 77’
  • 3.15 – Walk to VOID
  • 3.30 – Curator talk from Gregory McCartney
  • 5pm – 7pm – Informal networking at Sandinos
  • 7pm – Bus leaves for Belfast

http://visualartists.org.uk/services/professionaldevelopment/event-registration/?ee=81


Public Lecture with Joel Feldman at Custom House Studios

joel-feldman30 July | 8pm
Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co. Mayo

Custom House Studios are pleased to host a public lecture by American printmaker Joel Feldman Wednesday July 30th at 8pm.

Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts, such as the one on offer at Art Over Easy, which are represented in such prestigious collections as the Allan Stone Collection, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Mary and Leigh Block Galleries, Northwestern University He has held fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and done numerous residencies and over 75 visiting artist lectures and workshops. In recent years he has also produced manipulated photographs, such as his “Annotated Landscapes.” In fall 2009 he completed a residency with Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions have included solo shows at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville and the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in Lexington, and group shows in Beijing, Chicago, and Mobile. He is represented by Galerie Negulesco in Munich, Germany, and Swanson Reed Contemporary in Louisville . He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.

For more, see: www.joelfeldman.us

Please confirm attendance: info@customhousestudios.ie T: 098 28735.


“Radical Museology” | Public lecture by Claire Bishop – Para Institution Galway

para-logo24th July at 3:00 pm
The White Room, GMIT CCAM, Cluain Mhuire Campus, Monivea Rd, Galway.

Through ‘Radical Museology’ Claire Bishop argues for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today’s art and discusses an alternative world of values in which museums and by extension, culture, education and democracy are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future.

Claire Bishop is a Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her books include Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship (2012), for which she won the 2013 Frank Jewett Mather award for art criticism. She writes on contemporary art and performance, and is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her latest book, Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?, was published last year by Koenig Books.

The Para-Institution is a curatorial research residency conducted by curator and artist Megs Morley exploring the potentials of an institution of co-operation, inter-linking key organisations and practitioners that share the common goal of demonstrating the role of contemporary art practices in activating cultural change.

Supported by the Arts Council Curator in Residence Award. In partnership with Galway City Council, GMIT Centre of Creative Arts and Media, The Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Galway and Galway Arts Centre

This event is free but booking is essential:
Please email: parainstitution@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/parainstitution
www.parainstiution.ie


The Workers Symposium at the Roscommon Arts Centre

The-Workers-VAIFriday, 18th July, 11am
Registration from 10.30am

Roscommon Arts Office & Roscommon Arts Centre in partnership with Create presents The Workers Symposium.

  • Grizedale Arts (UK)
  • Fiona Woods (Visual Artist, IE) & Richard Saxton (Co-Director Of M12, USA)
  • Deirdre O’Mahony (Visual Artist, IE)
  • Philip Delamere (Leitrim Arts Officer, IE)
  • Niamh O’Connor (art@work Coordinator 2011/2012, IE)
  • Michelle Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Elaine Reynolds (Exhibiting Artists, The Workers Exhibition, Roscommon Arts Centre Gallery)
  • Hollie Kearns & Rosie Lynch (Independent Curators/workhouse Assembly, IE)

Chair: Katherine Atkinson, Create

This one day symposium will reflect on contemporary modes of visual art production in rural contexts and the mechanisms and partnerships available to support them. This symposium will provide a platform for reviewing the Art@Work model that has been supported by Roscommon Arts Office for 10 years. The cultural, economical, social and physical landscape of the County has evolved since Art@Work’s inception and this symposium will provide the opportunity to explore potential changes to the project. Over the course of the day visual artists will discuss and present their experiences of producing artworks in rural contexts while creators and facilitators of rurally based projects and representatives from International programmes will present case studies.

Art@work began in 2001 when Roscommon County Council invited artists to reside at a Roscommon business over a 15 day duration to create works that responded to the environment, materials and staff of their host company. The project was successful on many levels in terms of financially supporting artists who wished to work in collaborative environments, demystified contemporary art practices as many of the artists involved chose to make their work in very public situations and broadened the audience base for engaging with visual art in the County. Over 60 artists have engaged with the project, working with over 30 businesses.

Schedule

REGISTRATION: 10.30AM
11 – 11.15: Introduction, Katherine Atkinson, CREATE
11.15 – 11.45: Philip Delamere – Art@Work it’s formation and progression
11.45 – 12.15: Panel of past participants: Michelle Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Elaine Reynolds with Niamh O’Connor
12.15am – 12.45: Fiona Woods & Richard Saxton in conversation on Collection of Minds #5 project

LUNCH

Case Studies
1.45 – 2.15: Deirdre O’Mahony
2.15 – 2.45: Philip Delamere, Leitrim Arts Officer; LOCIS & SPARK
2.45 – 3.30: Grizedale Arts, UK

3.30 – 3.45: Break

3.45 – 4.15: Hollie Kearnes & Rosie Lynch, Workhouse Assembly
4.15 – 4.45: Panel discussion on case studies chaired by Katherine Atkinson
4.45 – 5.15: Audience Q&A
Times are subject to change

The symposium will be followed by the launch of the book A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier, edited by Margo Handwerker and Richard Saxton.

This is a free event but booking is essential. Book by emailing: boxoffice@roscommoncoco.ie

Contact: linda@lindashevlin.com

http://roscommonartscentre.ie/workers-symposium/


Eva International: Artist Talk with James Merrigan (+billion-)

EVA_logo_blackThursday 3 July
Kerry Group former Golden Vale Milk Plant, Limerick
2-4pm

+billion- journal was selected after an open request to the curator, Bassam El Baroni, to invite the online art criticism entity as an internal proliferator and interpellator of creative art criticism at EVA 2014. As we approach the end of the Biennial exhibition programme, artist, critic and founder of +billion- journal James Merrigan will discuss his contribution to AGITATIONISM. www.billionjournal.com 

Click here for further information and details about how to reserve a place.


Performing Power – Seminar (Part of These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle)

immovable-seminarJuly 11th 2-4pm at Dublin Castle

In conjunction with the international exhibition of live performance These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle, a seminar will take place on the 11th of July that will look at the crossover between research into the performance of power in art and society.

Speakers include; Shirin M. Rai, Department of Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick, Maurice O’Connell, artist participating in These Immovable Walls exhibition, Fiona Whelan, Socially Engaged Art, NCAD and Denis McCarthy author of Dublin Castle: At the Heart of Irish History.

For more information and to book your place, please click here.


PhotoIreland 2014: Series of Talks at Oliver Sears Gallery

photoireland-festival5 July
Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth St, Dublin 2

10am – Gregory Barker, Hotshoe + Emma Bowkett, Financial Times Magazine.
HOTSHOE is the UK’s leading contemporary photography magazine, published 4 times a year HOTSHOE is repeatedly the first to spot and support innovative work. The accessible features are not only the product of a powerful visual aesthetic, but also strong writing and intelligent design. The multitude of voices and opinion that makes up Hotshoe include some of the most important names in photography today, writing in one of the few truly independent publications.

11am – The Jolly Spirit: Federica Chiocchetti, on the Photocaptionist.
Join us for Federica Chiocchetti’s presentation on her current project Photocaptionist, a photo- literary online platform that combines words and images launched last June at photocaptionist.com Federica Chiocchetti is a researcher in photography and fictions at the University of Westminster. Chiocchetti is a photography consultant and independent curator, currently working on the exhibition ‘Amateur Unconcern’around the theme of WW1 & the archive, featuring material from the Archive of Modern Conflict, for the Hungarian Month of Photography (as part of the European Month of Photography EMoP) in Budapest in November 2014.

12pm – Paul Gaffney in conversation with Christiane Monarchi.
Paul Gaffney discusses his current exhibition and working philosophy with Christiane Monarchi of Photomonitor UK. Gaffney’s exhibition ‘We make the Path by Walking’ is on display at the Oliver Sears Gallery until Jul 31st. (p.57)

2pm – Jan Rosseel: Belgian Autumn. In conversation with Moritz Neumuller.
Join us on a unique opportunity to converse with Jan Rosseel about his work ‘Belgium Autumn’, and his fantastic photobook designed by Teun van der Heijden.

3pm – Jim Casper: Lensculture.
Jim Casper is Editor and Publisher of LensCulture, an online photography network and resource for contemporary photography. Jim will talk about the LensCulture awards, and will discuss about the present and future of photography, focusing on recent success stories and how the Internet has become an essential tool for these.

4pm – Panel Discussion: On Festivals.
Join us for a conversation with Festival Directors on their role promoting artists and discovering new work, and about the challenges faced with constant budget cuts. We will learn about each of the participants festivals and their latest discoveries.
Participants: Ângela Berlinde, Encontros da Imagem. Dieter Neubert, FotobookFestival Kassel. Krzysztof Candrowicz, Fotofestiwal. Louise Clements, Format Festival. Manolis Moresopoulos, Athens Photo Festival. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Kaunas Photo. Moritz Neumüller, PhotoIreland. Chaired by Christiane Monarchi.

http://2014.photoireland.org/events/talks