The Other Side: Borderlands in Contemporary Irish Art | Group Exhibition at Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany


Date(s) - 20/12/2019 - 17/03/2020
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dortmunder U. Center for Arts and Creativity





Artists: Enda Bowe, Willie Doherty, Seán Hillen, Jesse Jones, Dragana Jurisic, Kathy Prendergast

Curated by Anne Mager

“The Other Side” uses contemporary Irish positions to focus on the personal, geopolitical and cultural effects of borders and social division. Through events such as the independence of the Republic of Ireland, the so-called “Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and current Brexit discussions, the border has repeatedly become the central point of conflict on the island.

A total of six internationally renowned artists from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland engage with this topic and the shadows of the past. Research on the physical, social and imaginary dimensions of borders and on questions of territorial violence, conflict and identity were processed by the artists in video installations, sculptures, photographs and collages.

“The Other Side” offers new insights into the past and present of a divided island and opens the view to other divided countries and countries that no longer exist.


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