Curated by Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan
Co-curated with Katherine Nolan (Portugal) & Aoife Giles (Dublin)
The Non Zero-Sum Art Games was part of Culture Ireland’s ‘Culture Connects International Programme’, marking Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Produced by MART and curated by Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan.
Dublin – MART@ Unit 4. March 7th – 24th
Lisbon – Platforma Revolver : March 7th – Performance Event
Athens – The Art Foundation : March 7th – 24th. Exhibition,
The Non Zero Sum Art Games opened concurrently on March 7th with a live video link between all venues.
A Non Zero Sum Game is in game theory a situation where one decision maker’s gain (or loss) does not necessarily result in the other decision makers’ loss (or gain) – a win-win game. They generally have both competitive and cooperative elements. Players engaged have some complementary interests and some interests that are completely opposed.
‘The Non Zero-Sum Art Games’ was a program of exhibitions and performances focusing on the power that Art and people have to transform the socio/political psyche of the public in 3 European cities; Dublin, Lisbon & Athens all whom have recently hit by financial crisis.
Two groups of 5 Irish Artists travelled to both Athens & Lisbon to work under rules, financial and time restrictions imposed by the curators.
Dublin: Co-curated by Aoife Giles.
To coincide with MART’s Lisbon & Athens Exhibitions, MART hosted 2 Portuguese and 2 Greek artists in Unit 4 Gallery.
Unit 4, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. Exhibition ran from March 7th – 24th.
5 Irish artists land in Athens and had 5 days to create a piece of installation or sculpture artwork working under a set of Rules and Regulations, opened as an exhibition on March 7th.
Also featuring collaborations with Greek Artists : Stefanos Athanatos, Panos Profitis, Kyrgiakos Tsiftsopoulos, George Gyzis, Maria Tzanakou, Christos Papasotiriou
5 Normanou str. 105 55, Athens. Runs March 7th – 24th.
Lisbon – Co-curated with Katherine Nolan
The Performance event consisted of 5 performance artists arriving in Portugal on Sunday March 3rd, working in Plataforma Revolver from 4-7th devising 5 performances, they performed at an opening event on March 7th.
Also featuring collaborations with Lisbon Artists; Rui Mourao, Nuno Lacerda, Pedro Azevedo, Marias Teixeria, and Sara Maia.
Rua da Boavista 84 | 1200 – 068 Lisbon.