Category: International

Lapse of Time | David O’Kane at Gallery Baton, South Korea

29 June to 29 July

‘Lapse of Time’ at the Gallery Baton in Seoul, South Korea. An exhibition of David O’Kane’s animated video works ‘Rxh7’ and ‘Der Spieler’. This is the second exhibition at ‘Observation Deck’, Gallery Baton’s new dedicated space for video art and related installation. The inaugural exhibition by Bae Yoon Hwan opened on the 17th May 2017.

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Paul Woods at NordArt International Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany

10 June to 8 October 2017

Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.

Two of Paul’s 1916 paintings were selected for 2017 NordArt exhibition – The Somme on the Liffey and For our Future. Both paintings were previously exhibited in the Luan Gallery, Athlone as part of the 1916 Centenary Programme and in Aras Chill Dara, Naas as part of an outdoor centenary exhibition.


Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

Line and Fold | Paraic Leahy with PAPER Gallery at Campbasel, Basel

12 to 18 June 2017
Campbasel, Basel.

Paraic Leahy will exhibit new work on paper in ‘Line and Fold’ with PAPER Gallery at Campbasel, Basel.

Campbasel is a temporary space for the arts, wherever we decide it will be. Depending on your social perspective, we create situations of parasitism or symbiosys.

Featured Paper Artist – Lisa Denyer, Sarah Eyre, David Hancock, Paraic Leahy, and Ruby Tingle.

FCB Photo Awards | Maurice Gunning at Museu Agbar de les Aigues, Barcelona

21 June to 16 July 2017
Museu Agbar de les Aigües, Carretera de Sant Boi, 4-6, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Maurice Gunning exhibits at the Museu Agbar de les Aigües, Barcelona as one of the finalists of the inaugural FCB Photo Awards. The work is from a larger study of photographs created in the Gambia in 2015. The work has previously been exhibited in the Hunt Museum, Glór Gallery and the RDS. This will be it’s first showing in Spain, and it will form part of a touring exhibition over the summer months. The work was originally supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

This is the Sea | Enda O’Donoghue at Fano Kunstmuseum, Denmark

4 June to 27 August 2017
Fanø Kunstmuseum, Sønderho, 6720 Fanø, Denmark

Fanø Kunstmuseum presents a group show ‘This is the Sea’.

Featured artists:
Per Morten Abrahamsen, Danja Akulin, Giampiero Assumma, Konstantin Déry, Tom Gefken, René Holm, Adrian Iurco, Karolin Kloppstech, Franziska Klotz, Enda O’Donoghue, Alejandro R. Gonzàlez, Richard Stipl, Miriam Vlaming, Alexander Zakharov and Josef Zlamal. Curated by Uwe Goldenstein.

i Læsø | Conor Gallagher at Luddes Hus, Denmark

9 June to 31 July

The exhibition by Conor Gallagher i Læsø will be held in Luddes Hus, Byrum, Læsø, an island off Jutland in Denmark.

It will include paintings, prints and drawings made during a residency from april 23 – may 22. During the residency, local people were encouraged to visit the studio and watch the artistic process. This led to many discussions about their favourite places on the island and some of the paintings were based on these locations.

Prints were made using the local pigment, gul okker (yellow ochre) which was added as a layer on to digital photographs.

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Eleonora McNamara at Strandings Museum, Thorsminde, Denmark

The Strandings Museum offers a unique insight into some of the famous shipwrecks that have befallen the treacherous conditions off the Jutland Coastline. One of its main exhibitions deals with the story of the HMS George and HMS Defense that sank off the coast in 1811, with the loss of 1400 lives. A myriad of recovered objects are on display at the museum.

Eleonora McNamara, originally from Co Clare and now a resident of Rathdrum in Wicklow, was charged with the task of creating a inimitable centerpiece for the Stranding’s Museum, commissioned by prestigious London and Dublin based group, Event Communications and Strandings Museum.

Eleonora worked on the piece from concept to delivery at her base in Kilcoole, where her company, All Shapes All Makes is currently located. The large representational piece; comprised of Acrylic and Aluminum engineering, captures the scene of the aforementioned ships trying, in vain, to navigate the massive foreboding waves.

Launched May 19, permanent exhibition.

Tremble Tremble | Jesse Jones at Pavilion of Ireland, La Biennale di Venezia

5 May to 26 November

Ireland at Venice, the national representation of Ireland at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, presents Jesse Jones.

Jesse Jones has considered the national pavilion as the site of an alternative Law. With a practice that is grounded in film and performance, Jones has created an artwork she describes as a “bewitching” of the judicial system. ‘Tremble Tremble’ is presented in the Arsenale with Commissioner and Curator, Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh.

The title is inspired by the 1970s Italian wages for housework movement, during which women chanted “Tremate, tremate, le streghe sono tornate! (Tremble, tremble, the witches have returned!)”. Jones’ new work emerges from a rising social movement in Ireland which calls for a transformation of the historic relationship between the church and the state. In this time of change, Jesse Jones returns to the witch as a feminist archetype and disrupter who has the potential to transform reality. ‘Tremble Tremble’ imagines a different legal order, one in which the multitude are bought together in a symbolic, gigantic body, to proclaim a new law, that of In Utera Gigantae.

A book, published in English and Italian, features the writing of Silvia Federici, Tina Kinsella, Lisa Godson, and Tessa Giblin. ‘Tremble Tremble / Tremate Tremate’ is co-published by Mousse Publishing and Project Arts Centre, and is available to purchase from Project Arts Centre for the special price of €8.

Meadhbh O’Connor at the Antarctic Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale

12 May to 31 July 2017
Dorsoduro 1410, 1411, 1412; Palazzo Molin a San Basegio, Fondamenta delle Zattere al Ponte Longo 1412, Venezia, Italia.

Méadhbh O’Connor (Ireland) exhibiting work at the Antarctic Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. Selected by Alexander Ponomarev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.

A group exhibition of selected artists from around the world can be viewed at the supranational Antarctic Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale, along with documentation from the first ever Antarctic Biennale which took place on the white continent earlier this year.

Opening times May (12 – 6PM), June (2 – 6PM), July (2 – 6PM). Open daily except Tuesdays. |

slips, speaks | Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain at 12 Star Gallery, London

17 to 26 May
Opening Reception Tuesday 16 May, 6:30pm with a reading by Sarah Hayden

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland | MA in Art and Process 2017 Graduates
Artists: Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain
Curated by Pádraig Spillane

To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of what has become the EU, 12 Star Gallery is organizing a season of exhibitions that features students from Europe’s leading art schools. CIT Crawford College of Art & Design will showcase four 2017 graduates from its MA in Art & Process programme. The exhibition presents Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, and Max Le Cain, featuring painting, ceramic and image-based pieces, with video and sound works.

This exhibition has an accompanying text by Sarah Hayden, Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Culture at the University of Southampton.

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12 Star Gallery,
Europe House,
32 Smith Square,
London SW1P 3EU

‘and the world goes on’ | Patricia McKenna in Personal Structures, Venice

13 May to 26 November 2017
European Cultural Centre in Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy

Patricia McKenna will present ‘and the world goes on’ as part of ‘Personal Structures’ an exhibition organised by the Dutch Global Arts Affairs Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo in Venice. This exhibition is organized within the context of the Venice Biennale.
McKenna has a small room in Palazzo Mora with dark, powerful roof rafters that are hundreds of years old. The work, which consists of 2 videos, tree sculptural forms, shadow and neon, will interact with the space and rafters. |

What Else Do I Believe In? | Claire Kerr at Purdy Hicks, London

5 May to 5 June

Purdy Hicks is pleased to present an exhibition by Claire Kerr. Her subjects are everyday and often peripheral things: a small bird, smoke from a match, motes of dust in a sunbeam. Her treatment of them however, is extraordinary. The paintings are miniature in scale and deliberately photographic in technique. However, the painted surface is only the beginning of each painting’s conceptual investigation of its subject-matter and each work transcends its surface to become something much greater than the sum of its parts.

Coinciding with the exhibition is the publication by r/e projects of a monograph entitled Claire Kerr 2006-2016: Paintings and Notes.

On Wednesday 3 May at the Gallery (6.30pm) , Claire will be in conversation about her work with writer Hisham Matar (PEN Award 2017; Pulitzer 2017), in an event hosted by the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

For further information, please contact Purdy Hicks, 25 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ, tel.: +44 (0)20 7401 9229.

Tumbleweed | Martin de Porres Wright at Building 98, Texas

15 April to 15 May

Martin de Porres Wright, Irish abstract painter and sculptor, and artist-in-residence at Building 98 for the months of March through May, exhibits his installation “Tumbleweed”, of work primarily created in Marfa, in the Ballroom of the historic Building 98, formerly the Bachelor Officers Quarters and Officers Club of Fort D.A. Russell.

Wright graduated with a Diploma in Art Direction and Design from Rathmines College, Dublin. He spent his creative working life in advertising and design and is an Irish national and international winning art director and designer. During the last four decades, Wright developed and executed creative ideas in film, theatre, photography, design and exhibitions.

The Ballroom of Building 98
705 W.Bonnie Street
Marfa, Texas

Damien Flood at Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles

26 April to 10 June 2017
Diane Rosenstein, 831 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Damien Flood will exhibit new works as part of the group show ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?’ at Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Other exhibiting artists include Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Charles Fine, Daniel Gibson, Yassi Mazandi, Dan Miller, Shiri Mordechay and Joe Ray. This will be Flood’s first show in L.A.

Platteland – Ierland | Annabel Konig at Gallerie 44, The Netherlands

21 April to 7 June 2017
Gallerie 44 in The Hague, the Netherlands

‘Platteland – Ierland’ is a solo show by Annabel Konig. The work is a selection of photographs which have been added to with drawing. The works will be shown at Gallerie 44 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Each of the images deals with the Irish landscape in both it’s intimate small corners and the large, commanding skies.

PRONTO | Mhairi Sutherland Screening at Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, New Mexico

20 to 23 April

PRONTO, a short film by Mhairi Sutherland, (9 minutes, 2016, Northern Ireland, US premiere) will be screened at the Experiments in Cinema Film Festival (EIC), Albuquerque.

PRONTO was produced as part of the Radio Relay programme, a co-commission between 1418NOW and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. The film originated as a choreographed, site-specific performance which was then produced as a short film. The young volunteers are members of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), and the narrative is that of an underage WWI soldier. PRONTO utilises a form of protest communication, the “People’s Megaphone” which was used during the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the work explores aspects of narrative, vulnerability and militarism. In 2016 PRONTO was shown at Grey Point Fort, Crawfordsburn, the RUA Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and at the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway.

Ruth Le Gear at Artlink Hull, UK

8 April to 13 May 2017
Artlink Hull, 87 Princes Avenue, HU5 3QP Kingston upon Hull

This year’s Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) Shortlist 9 exhibition will be hosted by Artlink, Hull.

This group show will exhibit the work of the seven artists shortlisted for the 2017 ARMB: Anna Berry, Juan delGado, Ruth Le Gear, David Lock, Peter Matthews, Aidan Moesby, and the recipient Oliver MacDonald, who will be undertaking his ARMB residency at Turner Contemporary. The Shortlist exhibition is an opportunity to experience artwork showcasing the breadth of talent and standard of submissions to this unique and notable art award.