‘Fluid Flesh’ showcases new work by Katherine Nolan as part of MART’s 2021 Live Art programme.
Opening 3pm on Saturday 25th September 2021 at our HX Gallery.
VENUE NOTE: While the main gallery is being refurbished this exhibition will be held at our MART HX STUDIOS GALLERY, 18A Greenmount Lane Harold’s Cross Dublin, D12 C953
Exhibition Dates: 25th Sept – 16th October | Wed-Saturday | 1-6pm at MART HX Studios Gallery.
Fluid Flesh, a solo exhibition by Katherine Nolan, examines maternal experience and its intersection with mortality. Through an interplay of performance and the still and moving image the artist grapples with a viscous pink material, evoking flesh as tangible, sensual and yet ultimately beyond our grasp. Fluid Flesh seeks to materialise recognition of our precarity and entangled inter-relationality. Thus, as well as a feminist intervention that seeks to account for and make visible an experience of motherhood through art practice, the artist proposes a view of contemporary existence itself through a Maternal Ontology.
Katherine Nolan; an artist, lecturer and curator specialising in gender and new media. With a particular focus on tensions between the experiential and the spectacular body, her research investigates gender, identity and desire in the context of digital cultures. Recent publications include Life on Pause: Entanglements of the Maternal and The Mortal in a Global Pandemic in Performance in a Pandemic published by Routledge (2021); and Reading Queer Irish Performance across Live and Digital Practices in Interfaces Journal (2021). Working primarily in performance and lens-based media, she has exhibited internationally in Europe, America and Asia and regularly curates with MART, Contemporary Irish Arts Centre Los Angeles and Livestock Performance Art Platform. Recent exhibitions include The Mistress of the Mantle solo exhibition at MART Dublin (2017) and group shows at LACE Los Angeles, Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm and Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol.