VAN July/ August 2013

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Cover Image. Thomas Brezing, Carpet Man on Disappointment Bay, digital


5. Roundup. Recent exhibitions and projects of note.
5. Column. Emily Mark-FitzGerald. The Feedback Loop. Cultural democracy in the age of the Internet.
6. Column. Jonathan Carroll. The Generals Assemble.
7.Column. Mark Fisher. Imperfect Loops & Screen Memories. Agency, Freud and eerie GIFs.
8.News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
9.Regional Focus. Visual arts resources and activity in Derry.
12. Project Profile. A Herculean Task. Jakob Livgine Kreek reports from VISIT 2013.
13.Residency. This is Pseudo Nature. Amanda Rice discusses a recent residency undertaken at Ateliers Rondo, Graz, Austria.
14. VAI Advocacy & Supports. Our Best-Kept Secret? Niamh Looney profiles VAI¹s help desk services.
14.VAI Advocacy & Supports. Group Think. Alex Davis introduces VAI’s local groups initiative.
15. How is it Made? Almost Fit to be Hugged. Christodoulos Makris writes about Thomas Brezing’s performance-based project ‘Carpet Man’. (Achived)
16. Institution Profile. It’s Complex. Annemarie Kilshaw details the development of The Complex, a multidisciplinary artist-led space in Dublin.
17.Art in Public. Anorthoscopic Effects. Anne Cleary profiles Cleary +Connolly’s digital public art commission ‘Look Both Ways’.
18.Project Profile. Enemies of Good Art. Martina Mullaney discusses her ongoing project ‘Enemies of Good Art’, which interrogates the invisibility of mothers in art practice. (Achived)
19. Critique. ‘Points of View’, Monster Truck, Dublin; Eamon Colman ‘Scattered Showers’ Triskel, Cork; ‘Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography’ The MAC & Belfast Exposed Gallery; ‘Octagon’ West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen; Magnhild Opdol ‘Point of No Return’, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Gillian Fitzpatrick, ‘Die Welt von Morgen’, Goethe Institut. Dublin.
23.Project Profile. Turning Outwards. Gail Ritchie explores how and why Queen Street Studios, Belfast has moved to a new location.
24.VAI Membership Activities. Focus and Expose. Sara O’Gorman reports on VAI’s third Show and Tell event, which featured seven Belfast-based artists.
24. VAI Advocacy & Supports. The Pursuaders. Niamh Looney outlines VAI’s engagement with academic research into cultural policies, arts audiences and the proffessional status of the artist.
25. Career Development. Letting the Work Lead. Laura Gannon discusses three recent projects to illustrate the progression of her practice.
26. Residency. Into the Unknown. Clare Breen discusses ‘Winter Resort’, an artist-led, self-initiated residency in the Scottish Highlands. (Achived)
27. Institution Profile. Generational Dialogues. Fionnuala Ardee profiles Kilruddery Arts, Wicklow.
27.Institution Profile. Celebrating the Local and the Global. Desima Connolly introduces Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady.
28.Project Profile. Residual Character. Maria Tanner and Deidre Southey outline their project ‘Idionumia’, which took place in Graignamanagh, Kilkenny.
29. Regional Representatives. Aideen Barry and Feargal O’Malley report from the field.
30.Discussion. Owing Me, Knowing You. Sarah Allen reports on the round table discussion held to accompany the exhibition ‘I Know You’ ­ prompted by Ireland’s presidency of the EU ­ currently on show at Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.
31. Public Art. Public art commissions, site-specific works, socially engaged practices and other forms of art outside the gallery.
32. Artoons. Pablo Helguera. Artoons. The foibles and ironies of the art world.
32. Professional Development. Developing Development. Monica Flynn profiles recent highlights of the Professional Development Training Programme.
33. Opportunities. All the latest grants, awards, exhibition calls and commissions.
34.Professional Development. The VAI professional development training and events programme.
35. Institution Profile. Productive Process. Alison Pilkington profiles Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.

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