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New Living Art IV
November 7th – Dec 8th
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7th at Steambox, 5 -7pm and Moxie Studios from 7 – 10pm
The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the fourth annual New Living Art exhibition on Thursday, November 7th, 2013.
In 1943, a group of artists rebelling at the closed, conservative, ‘tennis club’ institutions for art, decided to stand together and do something about it. The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, which was created and thrust into being in that meeting, was not just a response to not being in ‘the club;’ it was arguably the incentive, or perhaps the incendiary, that sparked the atmosphere that allowed many or most of the opportunities available to Irish-based artists today- The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Percent For Art scheme, among others. IMOCA established the NLA exhibition in 2010 as a tribute to that vision and determination.
The curator selected for the NLA IV is Emmanuelle Marion, Co-Director of D.Ploy Dublin, and Curator Director of Bio.Space033, a multi-disciplinary creative space in Dublin. Marion has been working in Cultural policy and International arts management for almost 15 years both in Ireland and abroad. She based her curatorial approach to this exhibit around the theme, “Locked in, Locked Out,” in reference to the centenary anniversary of the Dublin Lock-out.
“The centenary of the Dublin Lock-Out is a unique opportunity to assess our social and political status quo, not only as a Nation, but also globally” says Marion. It also coincides with Ireland’s presidency of the EU- “That’s why we invited several international artists to join 30 Irish artists in exploring universal notions of identity, power and justice.”
The exhibit will once again span IMOCA’s two current affiliate art centres, Moxie Studios in D2 and Steambox in D8, with an opening reception at Steambox from 5pm – 7:00 and at Moxie from 7pm – 10pm.
NLA IV gallery hours are Tuesdays- Sundays 12 -5pm through December 8th.
IMOCA would like to give special thanks to our supporters, which include The Goethe Institute, The French Embassy, Camoens, D.Ploy Dublin, Inov8 Print & Design, Moxie Studios and Steambox. image C. Rosaleen Breen
Introducing some of our participating International Artists:
Sara Maia is one of Portugal’s foremost artists. Her work has been described as a cross-over between Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch and Goya. Sara Maia will present a troubling site-specific installation created over 2 months in Dublin especially for the NLA. Sara Maia’s work is shown around the globe, most recently at the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Museo de la Republica in Lisbon, and at the Galerie Kuzcynski Paris next spring. Sara will teach masterclasses during the course of the exhibition.
Kevin Abosch Claiming roots in the USA, France & Ireland, the world- acclaimed photographer’s quest is to take celebrity portraiture to a whole new level. From the impressive collection ‘Faces of Ireland’ presented in Dublin airport to the ‘Faces of Tech’ showcased on Times Square, Abosch has been photographing citizens of many countries, activists, artists and even vegetables. For the NLA he will present his new series ‘Intimate Portraits of Killing Machines’.
Amanda Jane Graham
Eva Richardson McCrea
Gianna Tasha Tomasso
Michael Bruce Weston
The Living And Working Project:
Applications now being accepted for the Living And Working Project of IMOCA, housed within Steambox in Dublin 8, just off Thomas Street and next to the Digital Hub. It is an excellent location within walking distance to all amenities and the Luas. The Living and Working Project is based on 4-bedroom furnished contemporary living spaces and separate furnished studio spaces, with access to and influence on future acquisitions for an expanding library of media equipment and workshop tools, a private enclosed outdoor yard with space for gardens, a patio and workspace, and gallery/exhibition space, at a fixed subsidised rate of €500 per month, inclusive of all utilities. There is a maximum of 24 residencies available, so the application process is highly competitive; selected applicants will be expected to participate, engage in and help develop the shared community and cultural content of the facility.
All those interested should send a brief cover letter about you and your practice [also noting your primary source of income], your studio history, CV with links to any online content and references. Practitioners of all arts, crafts, trades and independently run art organisations/entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to digital, electronic and new media practices and interests. Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niall Flaherty is the first artist to take up the Working Artist Residency- a period of three months during which the artist can focus on a particular theme or research new possible developments in their work. The residency will culminate with a public exposition, as appropriate to the work or research undertaken.
Niall had the first solo show of his work in 2009 at Monstertruck Gallery, Francis Street, Dublin, where he has also curated a number of shows. He formed the Blackletter Artists Group with Cliona Harmey and Alan Butler and more recently started Artist-makers Online to assist artists and creative groups in developing their web-presence.
In his teaching Niall wants to empower through demonstration and democratise the tools of expression for all to access. Niall’s art practice explores the signs, systems and signals of media proliferation and presents his art as evidence of the effect these messages work upon us.
NLA III: The 2012 New Living Art Exhibition
Curated by Pamela Myers and Gerald Heffernan
emer ni chiobhain
margaret o brien
at once a surface and a frame
Works by John Galvin
The exhibition examines the window as a liminal surface; both the surface of the projection screen and the space it enframes. The videos offer a fractured surface where the ‘sutures’ between multiple temporalities are left visible. The works explore a visuality where simultaneity rather than sequentiality is foregrounded – multiple fragments of the past anamnetically inscribed into the present.
John Galvin is a multimedia artist living and working in Limerick. He completed a Masters in Music Technology, specialising in electroacoustic composition, at the University of Limerick in 2008 and is currently there completing a PhD by Practice. His research focuses on the layering of many different temporalities within a single work and the ‘presence’ associated with different media
Opening Reception Thursday, Sept 13, 6pm
Gallery open 12 -5 pm tues- sun through Sept 23.
We are pleased to announce that an organisational residency has been awarded to the online photography magazine SuperMassiveBlackHole.
Established in 2009, SuperMassiveBlackHole online photography magazine (SMBHmag) is dedicated to contemporary photography and the photographic imagery resulting from the time-based processes found in many interdisciplinary art practices today. It is available to download for free as a PDF. As a truly international and respected publication it has shown the work of over 120 emerging and established artists from all over the world, as well as exhibiting with PhotoIreland and Belfast Photo festivals. The magazine has also partnered with the likes of the International Photobook Festival (Germany) and Photo Center NW (USA). As founding editor of the magazine, Barry W Hughes has taken part in public talks, lectures, interviews and reviewed portfolios at events such as Photobook London. In 2010 SuperMassiveBlackHole was shortlisted for two catagories at the Irish Web Awards. The initial duration of the residency will be six months, and will provide opportunities to use the galleries and meeting rooms in Steambox for various talks, viewings and other events.
Opening preview Saturday 9th June, 4 – 7pm
Exhibition continues until June 17th 2012
Monday – Friday 12 – 7pm
Saturday 12 – 5pm
Sunday 2 – 5pm
Masters of Fine Art & Art In The Digital World
Opening officially sponsored by Heineken
Image: Molly Mishkas, Installation detail, 2012
School St, Dublin 8, Across from the Guinness brewery.
Having smaller, multiple galleries throughout the city is not a unique practice for a museum, but we feel it is the most appropriate and will be the most successful for Dublin.
Several collaborations under development with other institutes will hopefully roll out this year and be housed in steambox.
steambox houses two galleries- the main hall [approx. 7.5 x 40.5 m] and the project gallery [7.5 x 10m].