Void invites you to join us to launch an new project that celebrates and maps the Contemporary Art programme of the 2013 City of Culture, 23.05.13, 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht chaired the EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council meeting in Brussels on Friday 17 May 2013. As chair of the meeting, the Minister’s role was to advance the agenda of the culture element of the Council.
A report on the progress of the Creative Europe Programme, which has the twin objectives of promoting cultural diversity and creativity and contributing to economic growth and employment under Europe 2020, was read. Overall solid progress has been made with the Parliament under the Irish Presidency but the outcome of the MFF negotiations is awaited before it can be finalised.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Minister Deenihan said “The theme of the Irish presidency is stability, jobs and growth. It is important to remember that the culture and creative sectors are sectors that can contribute significantly to the achievement of this objective. Some 8.5m people are employed across Europe in the cultural and creative sector generating 4% of the EU’s GDP.”
A key objective of the Minister at the Council was to secure a general approach on the European Capitals of Culture 2020-2033. This programme has been in place now for over 25 years and in that time has witnessed considerable change – social, economic, technological and cultural.
“As Chair I will be seeking agreement of the Council’s position on a programme that is adaptable to its times. I am keen to agree the new European Capitals of Culture for this period as Ireland is scheduled to host the Capitals of Culture in 2020 – the First Year of the new programme.” added Minister Deenihan.
www.touring-artists.info - The information portal for artists working internationally is now available online
Touring Artists, a joint project of the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) and the German Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) is now available online. The website provides artists comprehensive information on visas/residence, transport/customs, taxes, social insurance, other insurances, and copyright related to cross-border mobility. Furthermore a database gives answer to the question: Where can artists apply for funding and grants for international exchange programmes? The topics have been examined for both the visual and the performing arts.
The portal is available in English and German language and is addressed to artists living in Germany and working abroad for a limited time as well as to foreign artists who come to work in Germany temporarily.
Three Irish led projects have been successful in obtaining funding from the European Union Culture programme 2007-2013. The funding which is available under Strand 1.2.1 Cooperation Projects is for actions shared by at least three cultural organisations or operators, working within and across arts sectors in Europe. The successful recipients are: the Model Sligo, Leitrim County Council and Dance Ireland. These projects represent an allocation of over €500,000.
Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said ‘This is a major achievement for the organisations concerned and demonstrates how the work of Irish arts organisations is being recognised in such a highly competitive European funding environment. This year’s results are indicative of the Irish art sector’s growing engagement with cultural partnerships and opportunities in Europe.’
The Model Sligo, was successful with its application Invisible Violence: a multi-disciplinary project produced by museums in Ireland, Spain and Serbia. The collaboration will result in three distinct but jointly curated exhibitions; a film programme to accompany each exhibition and a series of conferences and workshops in partnership with local academic bodies.
Leitrim County Council’s artist-in-residence programme, LOCIS is a three-way partnership with Poland and Sweden and aims to provide artists with the knowledge, resources and opportunities to broaden their practice and operate across borders.
Dance Ireland applied with LÉIM, a two year leadership programme aimed at identifying, nurturing and investing in the next generation of dance multi-players, i.e. dance curators, programmers and managers.
In addition, two Irish organisations have been successful as co-organisers of Coooperation projects under the same strand. Near Media Co-Op are a partner in the Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives project which creates via a Europe –wide exchange of experiences and teamwork of media producers and scientists the basis for a collaborative cross-border project. Mayo Council Council are partners in Changing Tracks which will commission contemporary visual/digital artists from the UK, Ireland and Spain to create innovative new artworks that explore and respond to the shared European economic and cultural theme of former railway lines.
Nora Hickey has been appointed Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Ms. Hickey will replace Sheila Pratschke who has served as director since the end of 2006. Ms. Pratschke will retire as director and return to Ireland in September 2013, when Ms Hickey takes over the role. Nora Hickey is currently director of the Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre in Bray, a post she has held since 2008. In addition to building on its strong artistic programme, Ms. Hickey will ensure that Centre Culturel Irlandais continues to thrive as an accommodation centre for students, artists, researchers and visitors to Paris.
Full details of the cultural programme at the Centre Culturel Irlandais can be found on www.centreculturelirlandais.com
Tate Britain has announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013. This years the exhibition will be held at Ebrington in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013 and is the first time the exhibition has ever been held outside England. The artists shortlisted for this years Turner prize are: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tino Sehgal, Laure Prouvost and David Shrigley.
The Turner Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist under 50, living, working or born in Britain, who is judged to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is shortlisted for her Extracts and Verses exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery.
David Shrigley is shortlisted for his solo exhibition Brain Activity, at London’s Hayward Gallery.
Laure Prouvost is shortlisted for her new work Wantee commissioned with Grizedale Arts for inclusion in Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain and for her two-part installation for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, resulting from a residency in Italy and presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery
Tino Sehgal has been shortlisted for his pioneering projects This Variation at documenta (XIII) and These Associations at Tate Modern. Sehgal’s project ‘This Situation’ has toured globally since conceived in 2007 and is currently at IMMA until 19 May.
The winner of the Turner Prize 2013 will receive £25,000 and will be announced on 2 December. The other shortlisted artists will each receive £5,000.
This year’s jury is chaired by Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis and includes the curator Annie Fletcher and the writer and lecturer Declan Long.
From 12 October The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), will fully reopen at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. IMMA will reopen its main building with a major retrospective of the work of Eileen Gray. Designed and produced by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with IMMA, this exhibition is a tribute to Gray’s outstanding career as one of the leading members of the modern design movement alongside such distinguished figures as Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe. Eileen Gray at IMMA is a significant exhibition featuring many of the works shown at the Centre Pompidou. IMMA is the only other exhibiting venue after its first showing at the Centre Pompidou.
The 2013 programme will also include two pioneering exhibitions This Situation by the acclaimed British-German artist Tino Sehgal and an exhibition by a new generation of young European artists I knOw yoU. In addition it will see the launch of IMMA’s Collection online and an extensive programme of public talks and events. The 2013 programme also includes the haunting film work Secretion, 2012, by leading artist Willie Doherty, first shown to critical acclaim at dOCUMENTA 13; an exhibition exploring the relationship between art and cinema, Cloud Illusions I Recall, which includes some of the most important artists of recent times such as Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Marcel Broodthaers and Andrei Tarkovsky; and the first major retrospective of Leonora Carrington’s work in Ireland, a significant figure in the Surrealist art movement who exhibited alongside André Breton and Max Ernst.
Other exhibitions include a group exhibition of young Irish artists, In the Line of Beauty, which examines artists’ quiet fascination with the beauty of objects, and includes artists David Beattie, Oisín Byrne, Rhona Byrne, Aleana Egan, Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Ciarán Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, and Ciarán Walsh. The first solo exhibition in Ireland by Swedish-born artist Klara Lidén features a selection of her Poster Paintings, accompanied by a film work. Drawing on IMMA’s Collection, One Foot in the Real World, includes works that explore the urban environment, the everyday or the domestic. The exhibition addresses themes of transformation; the psychology of space; scale and the body; interior and exterior; or dress as architecture.
Visit 2013 is a weekend event which will see artists’ studios all over Dublin City opening their doors to the public. On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, from 12pm-6pm, this free event offers curious art lovers an invitation to visit over 250 artist’s private studios and gain a first-hand insight into their work.
In Dublin City, artists’ studios, old and new, exist in a variety of buildings including industrial warehouses and Georgian buildings, converted stables, old Fire Stations, former shop units and tile warehouse factories. These spaces range from those who are celebrating their 30 year anniversary to those who are only a few months old. You might not be aware that the building you walk by every day is in fact a hub of artistic activity. If you have ever been curious about what goes on inside an artist’s studio, Visit 2013 is your chance to find out!
Visit 2013 is a free event and each studio will organise its own programme of events like workshops, talks and performances. Bus, bike and walking tours will also be available. You can get more information at www.visitstudios.com or pick up a handy map at any of the participating studios!
Southside Studios Open Saturday:
Black Church Print Studio, Broadstone Studios, Commonplace Studios, IMMA (ARP) Studios, Independent Studio Artists, La Cathedral Studios, Monster Truck Studios, Moxie Studios, Pallas Projects/Studios, Steambox, and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.
Northside Studios Open Sunday:
BLOCK T, Brunswick Mill Studios, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Graphic Studio Dublin, Market Studios, New Art Studios, Marlborough Studios, Ormond Studios, Talbot Gallery and Studios, The Red Stables Artists’ Studios, and Richmond Road Studios.
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY (CCS Bard) has named the Irish curator, writer, artist, and educator Paul O’Neill as director of the graduate program for its two-year Master of Arts program in Curatorial Studies. O’Neill, who joins Bard College from Bristol, England, is regarded as one of the foremost scholars in the history of exhibitions and curatorial practice. Having taught numerous curatorial and visual arts programs in Europe, O’Neill is one of the most widely published authors in the field, most recently with The Culture of Curating, the Curating of Culture(s), published by MIT Press in 2012. He received his doctorate in visual culture from Middlesex University, London in 2007.
As director of the graduate program, O’Neill will be responsible for all aspects of the Center’s academic program, including curriculum and faculty development, supervising student-curated projects, directing research initiatives for CCS Bard, and organizing the Center’s artist-in-residence and curator-in-residence programs. O’Neill will work closely with CCS Bard executive director Tom Eccles to further enhance the Center’s pedagogical mission to be an innovative center for the study of curatorial practice and the history of contemporary art. O’Neill takes the position formerly held by Johanna Burton, who will continue as a faculty member of CCS Bard.
This morning the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., jointly launched a new strand of the JobBridge National Internship scheme to provide for internships in the Arts sector.
In association with the Arts Council, the initiative extends JobBridge to facilitate Local Authorities support internships for local arts groups and to provide opportunities for jobseekers interested in careers in the arts.
In a statement from the Department of AHG, the initiative will see JobBridge extended to allow local authorities support internships for local arts groups.
The local authorities will invite expressions of interest from the groups, and recruit interns accordingly who will work with the groups under the aegis of the local authorities.
Arts Officers in the local authorities will coordinate and govern the internships. The Arts Council will develop a toolkit of best practice to support the initiative.
The strand builds on a long tradition of informal mentorship within the arts community. The initiative will extend the level of support that local authorities can give to arts organisations at a time of constrained resources, and will give successful applicants hands-on training and experience of working in the sector.
Successful applicants are offered either six- or nine-month internships, along with €50 per week on top of social welfare payments.