Imitator – Kyoto Art Centre



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2 – 10 August 2014

Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin, Trish McAdam, Andrew Carson and Róisín O

Kyoto Art Centre, Japan 

 

‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’

Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin have collaborated with 3 Irish Artists, to produce a performative video installation to be exhibited in Kyoto Arts Centre. The narcissism of modern culture; selfies, minor feats of ‘fame’ and our obsession with self indulgent self promotion via social media has changed how we live day to day. The project involves artists Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin, [ curators of MART www.mart.ie] working alongside Trish McAdam a filmmaker and Artist, Andrew Carson a Visual Artist and Róisín O a singer to utilize their talents from their own disciplines to analyse the process of ‘imitation’. Visitors and participants will be invited to copy and create their own versions of the videos and share on social media creating a viral thread of imitators.

With thanks to Karl Martini the videographer for Andrew Carson and Róisín O videos.

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Steven Maybury | A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)




MART curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan are delighted to present the exhibition A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6) by Steven Maybury, kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.

Preview: Thursday 11 May 2017 @ 6pm

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

Runs to: 8 June 2017

Open: Tues-Sat: 1-6pm 

 

A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5–6) represents the artist’s travel and conversations, combined with a curiosity into Buddhist doctrine concerning the three marks of existence. Focusing on the characteristics of Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta – Paliwords for impermanence, anxiety or suffering and non-self. They are used here as a reference to questions of ­­interest, concern and ritual. The three characteristics are common to all forms of existence.


This exhibition is part of the artist’s ongoing Routines series. In this series, which began in 2016, drawing is used as a key conceptual tool for the artist to examine obsessions in archiving, ownership and preservation and invites contemplation of the meticulous use of ink, light, and time on the aesthetic of the artworks. It is a continuous process of assembling and making, informed by reactions to the artist’s personal encounters.

 

Steven Maybury A Rhythm Exposed



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