Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry

Ballads of Rhinestones and Newcomers | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry


19/07/2022 - 24/09/2022    


CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6RG

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CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to invite you to our summer exhibition with Bojana Janković and a collaboration between Tom O’Dea and Frank Sweeney. The exhibition launches to the public on Tuesday 19 July, 7-9pm, and runs until Saturday 24 September.

Ballads of Rhinestones & Newcomers brings together two counterpointing experiences of the border between the UK and Republic of Ireland at a time when the realities of Brexit are playing out.

In the exhibition, Frank Sweeney and Tom O’Dea look at the history of analogue radio and television signals spilling across the borders of these islands, in a reflection of the complex spatial territories produced by transmitters and their environment.

Bojana Janković, an Eastern European artist based in NI, explores complex relationships between migration, displaced identities, migrant labour and discrimination through a series of socially engaged performances and an installation that centres the migrant experience of the invisible border. Bojana’s work charts the hard border experienced by migrants as it is performed and conjured up daily.

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