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“holy terrain” is the third in a programme of exhibitions at the Goethe-Institut, Dublin entitled “The German School”. The series is an initiative of Professor Gerard Byrne and the Film Class at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and the Goethe-Institut Irland.
In this exhibition of sculptural works of mixed media, experimental painting & hybrid-net, Rashiyah Elanga, Jordan/Martin Hell, Hemansingh Lutchmun & Maximiliano Siñani declare (or don’t) customs of a collective imaginary, embodied by a kind of entangled metamorphosed non-western transcendentalist actualizing.
The four artists from Städelschule have joined with Dublin-based artists Anishta Chooramun and Osara Azams, and curator Beaulah Ezeugo to make this collaborative exhibition of works that seek to explore their various practices in relation to the intersections within their histories. The exhibition is accompanied by a zine and e-pub publication that encapsulates their collective speculative points of inquiry and animates their work as always fragment, always —part.
These artists seek to mine & misremember an occult of how romantics can or can’t language— & how failed mechanics of subjectivity, objectivity, & reconstruction are a social vectoring of “our world-work”; a fugitive necro(narco)-politics of insurgency & inception. Opening night will culminate in a launch of the zine and a musical trio performance by Osaro of Fried Plantains Collective, Karen Miano of Origins Eile, and Cami.