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.
all shimmers here
The MART Gallery, Rathmines
27 October – 12 November, 2016
Kirby’s sculptural interventions will respond directly to the architecture transforming the physical space of the front gallery with large scale works that draw our attention to colour, scale and presence, while Timoney will exhibit a family of objects manifested through a process of trial and error. These objects relate to the encounter between the manufactured and the handmade and the interaction between body and material. This family will materialize as an installation in MART’s back gallery. This exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Lucy Elvis.
Ali Kirby (b. Dublin, Ireland) graduated in 2014 with first class honours in Fine Art from LSAD, specialising in Sculpture & Combined Media. Kirby is the recipient of the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Workshop Award & Bursary 2016 and the RHA Studio Residency Award 2015. Recent exhibitions include Describing Architecture – Memory and Place (2015) City Assembly House, Dublin, the 185th RHA Annual Exhibition (2015) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Periodical Review #4 (2015) Ormston House, Limerick, Periodical Review #4 (2014) Pallas Projects, Dublin, Essays for the House of Memory (2014) Ormston House, Limerick, Single Channel (2013) Chartier Arts Venue, Connecticut, USA, Undertow (2012) the LAB, Dublin and Undertow (2011) Ormston House, Limerick.
Cliodhna Timoney (b.1993) is a visual artist currently based between Donegal and Dublin. Since graduating from IADT Visual Arts Practice with a first class honours in 2015, Timoney joined the Board of Directors of 126 Artist Run Gallery and subsequently was awarded the Fire Station Artist’s Studios Sculpture Award 2016. Recent exhibitions include ‘Very Good Waves Now’ Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2016), ‘A Knowing Nature’, The Dock, Leitrim (2016), ‘IADT Graduate Exhibition’, Dublin (2015) ‘The Beholder’s Share, IMMA, Dublin (2015),’Have a nice Life’,Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki (2014) and ‘ An Awkward Encounter, Galleria FAFA,Helsinki (2014).
This Exhibition was kindly supported by Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin and MART Gallery Rathmines.