13 to 28 May 2016 | Opening: 12 May, 6pm
The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Road Lwr, Dublin 6
Stephanie Dowda (US) |Fiona Cashell (IRL) | Rima Otilia Qvale (NOR). Curated by Talia Moscovitz
MART is proud to present the launch of Here Me Now, a new, evolving international multi-media exhibition and workshop series that questions the myth of national identity and the vocabulary of ‘coming from’, beyond the binary of ‘either / or’ and towards the ‘both / and’ of modern cross-pollenated identities.
Taking inspiration from Taiye Selasi’s 2014 TED talk ‘Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Ask Me Where I’m Local’ three international multi-media artists will produce new art work in response to Selasi’s ideas that cultural identity is better understood through individual examination of what she calls the three R’s (Rituals, Relationships, and Restrictions) to conceptually explore the complex terrain between personal history and global identity.
As part of the show there will also be: a ‘Dear Voyager ‘ Workshop Saturday, May 14 1-4pm and Om Nom Nom Roundtable Dinner Discussion, Thursday, May 19 6-9pm.
Gallery open: Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 6pm
For further information: www.mart.ie/calendar/here-me-now/ | www.facebook.com/events/1705244133088345/