An Instructional



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An Instructional – Tour

Norway, United Kingdom, Slovak Republic, Germany, Ireland and USA

June – November 2010

“Manufactured objects raised to the dignity of works of art through the choice of the artist.”  Breton

“An Instructional’ was MART’s first large travelling show  devised around the  ‘Readymade’ approach to art making. We invited artists to submit proposals of work that work uses materials, object’s and concepts influenced by the readymade and re-constructible. Curated by  Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan, ‘The Instructional’ aim’s to re-invent the exhibition format with a unique interplay between artist,  curator and artwork, challenging each role.

Mart has collated a dynamic collection of Video, Installation, Sound & Performance Visual Art work from contemporary Irish, British, European & North American Artists for ‘The Instructional’ Tour.

MART now has developed an extensive network of connections with contemporary visual art spaces globally and is bringing this inventive travelling show of Artists, all of whom have achieved individual success, to galleries across Europe and North America.

Galleries: Entree (Bergen, Norway), Shunt (London, England), Space (Bratislava, Slovak Republic), Stattbad (Berlin, Germany), Molesworth Gallery (Dublin, Ireland), The Lewis Art Gallery (Jackson, Mississippi, USA).

Artists:  Barry Hughes, Darragh O’Callaghan, David Buckley, Emanuel Ross, Malina Cailan, Mischa Twitchin, Nicky Larkin, Peta Adderley, Ruth Le Gear, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, Aine Phillips, Ane Sagatun, Alison Slack, Cian McConn, Eve Vaughan, Joan Healy, Lousice Ward, Katherine Nolan, Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar De Carmen, Rose Mburu, Adam Gibney, Chris Johnsen, Oyvind Neass, Ciara Scanlan, Clodagh Lavelle, Colleen Keough, Debbie Jenkinson, Eleanor Lawler, Emma Wade, Ivan Twohig, James L. Hayes, Jim Ricks, Matthew Nevin, Noel Molloy, Sabina Mac Mahon, Sofie Losher and Stephen Woods.

This Tour was kindly supported by Culture Ireland.

For the US leg of the tour, MART is sponsored in part by an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Initiative for Fine Arts Collaborations at Millsaps College.

 

 

 




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Dragons of Eden | Aoibheann Greenan & Terence Erraught




MART curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan are delighted to present Dragons of Eden, an exhibition featuring Aoibheann Greenan and Terence Erraught, with thanks to Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council.

Preview: Thursday 15 June 2017 @ 6pm

Location: The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Rd, Lwr, Dublin 6.

Runs to: 13 July 2017

Open: Tues-Sat: 1-6pm 

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‘Dragons of Eden’ featuring work by Aoibheann Greenan {Gallery 1} and Terence Erraught {Gallery2} addresses mythological and real world societal challenges. The curators invited the artists to produce work that can provoke the limitations of the gallery environment, producing informative and experimental new work that can tease out radical ways of viewing and perceiving our culture and society. Greenan and Erraught have responded here with powerful creations that take on alternative perspectives on gender representation via symbols and icons of ancient cultures experienced through a schema of digital means.

Aoibheann Greenan presents The Eighth Seal, an installation and audio piece prompted by the Repeal the 8th movement and the ongoing struggle of Irish Women over the right to bodily autonomy. A radio interview reimagines the origins of Sheela na Gigs, ancient carvings scattered throughout Ireland depicting figures with exposed vulvas. Eschewing the tendency to interpret the Sheela through patriarchal narratives, the work proposes the symbol as both a harbinger of emancipation and metaphor for resistance. Esoteric and posthumanist motifs permeate the work, echoing the historical link between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The installation conjures a site for gathering, a space for consciousness raising, for invoking, for conspiring.

Terry Erraught’s work explores the masculine agenda of the contemporary artwork by addressing audiences increasingly desensitization of socio-political heinous events. In an era of instant digital media distribution, brutal violence appears to have become part of our daily routine, with audiences becoming increasingly indifferent. By engaging with mainstream media but using a primitive, ritualistic approach, Erraught attempts to connect with world events as they occur and enter our psyche. ‘Composition’ is a durational digital video painting, rather than an episodic performance, which contains references to multiple catastrophic events in recent times. Through a recognisable mythological and art historical aesthetic, the artist draws on his own personal experiences by physically manifesting into each of the constituent characters and situations in the video work. This can also be seen in Erraught’s second piece Saturn (The world revolves around me) which is a smaller installation or 3D painting recorded from a live performance. It is heavily influenced by Goya’s black paintings which portray Goya’s embittered attitude toward mankind, and struggles with panic, fear and hysteria specifically ‘Saturn Devouring his Son 1820-23’.

Dragons of Eden MART Gallery