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.
I engage with sound, sculpture and electronics in my practice as a means to dissect and manipulate language. The work grapples with parts of knowledge generated by Modern Physics that are hard to imagine or convey in words as certain theories or principles are non-intuitive. I am interested in how our symbolic descriptions of reality, even the axiomatic, have proven to be only temporary and tentative.
The solid formal structures that held truth now exist precariously within the newfound multitudes of reality. The rigorous quest for certainty seems to only expand the terrain of uncertainty. Man has created an abstract language in Mathematics to convey underlying governing principles of our reality, and in so doing a platonic world is created. This world can often become difficult or impossible to convey in everyday language; it is in these places that our imagination and perception are tested.
To delve into the ambiguous nature of the language we use to describe these inherently uncertain fields, I create generative code and installation. Through the programming of interactive code, which embodies scientific principles and quandaries, I aim to overcome the difficulties of uncovering fundamental truths about the world through the abstract manipulations of words and concepts. Using a minimalist approach to installation design, I try to manoeuvre the use of technology for aesthetic and physical application.
Adam Gibney is a Dublin based artist who graduated from IADT in 2010. He was the recipient of the IMOCA Graduate Award, the Aileen MacKeogh Award and the Siamsa Tíre Emerging Artist Award. His solo exhibitions include Limbo-Excavated (2011), RE:definition (2012) , Exercises of an Audionaut (2014) and Euclid, I miss you…(2016). Other notable exhibitions include Futures (Royal Hibernian Academy, 2014), The Reverberatory (Queen Street Studios, 2013) and Around a Volta (Chateau de Servieres, 2011). His work has been exhibited across Europe and America. In 2014, Adam collaborated with actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú on Eating Seals and Seagulls Eggs, which was shown at the Dublin Fringe Festival (Project Arts Centre) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Pleasance). From 2014 to 2016, he also worked as a part-time Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art New Media in the School of Creative Arts at DIT Grangegorman. In July 2016, Adam represented Ireland in the V Moscow Biennale for Young Art – Deep Inside. Most recently, Adam exhibited alongside Brian Duggan in The Voyage in CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.
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