Responding primarily to the current Highlanes exhibition This is Not Architecture, Dr Maeve Connolly will present an illustrated talk on the intersection of research and imagination within the gallery.
At a time when artworks can be encountered through a range of media and platforms, gallery exhibitions continue to function as vitally important contexts and settings in which to engage directly with artistic and curatorial research.
This talk will explore how group exhibitions, which often bring diverse artworks into dialogue or tension with each other, can produce powerful temporary conjunctions (or disjunctions) of actual, imagined and half-remembered spaces. It will refer to specific works by some of the artists included in the exhibition, such as Gerard Byrne, Maggie Madden and Colin Martin, and also to other recent artistic and curatorial projects engaging with the imagination of actual and imagined spaces.
This talk draws upon themes and questions being explored by staff and students on the MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC), co-directed by Maeve Connolly at IADT, and will reference some projects developed by MA researchers.
This is Not Architecture is presented on the occasion of Drogheda Arts Festival 2017 and the exhibition is also on view at Droichead Arts Centre on Stockwell Street, Drogheda.
The exhibition has been sponsored by Murtagh’s of Drogheda.
Event Date: 17 June
Time: 12.00-1.30 pm
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