Get to the Point | Brian Duggan at Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland


Get to the Point | Brian Duggan at Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/11/2018 - 29/12/2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Balzer Projects





Balzer Projects is pleased to present Get to the Point, the second solo show by Irish artist Brian Duggan with the gallery in Switzerland. The exhibition expands upon the artist’s ongoing research and larger body of work regarding nuclear power, the risks involved, economic interests and the public debate.

That is a moral question and ethical question. Our job is to make electricity.
(Mr. S. Coakley from ESB Ireland’s national Electricity Supply Board,1974).

During the 1970s oil crisis, Ireland planned its first nuclear power station in an attempt to become ‘energy independent’. As these plans developed, dissent began to grow in strength throughout Ireland culminating in a mass protest movement. These took on many forms, including several mass rallies at Carnsore point, a Southern tip of the country and the proposed site for the power station. Authorities were surprised and overwhelmed by its energy as thousands gathered at a festival that was later called ‘Ireland’s Woodstock’. Following the festival, protest groups formed around the country. People began to educate themselves in nuclear physics and strategies for protest and direct action.

Brian Duggan | Get to the Point |
Kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland Project award.

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