Glucksman Gallery

HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland

HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland explores ideas of residency, placemaking, identity, and nationhood, through the work of 16 contemporary Irish artist.

Artists: Sara Baume, Tinka Bechert, Martin Boyle, Brian Duggan, James L. Hayes, Kerry Guinan, Eileen Hutton, Julie Merriman, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Treasa O’Brien, Julia Pallone, Amanda Rice, Ciara Roche, Kathy Tynan, Mieke Vanmechelen Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney From critical issues such as housing and the climate crisis, to immigration, multiculturalism and the changing perception of Ireland on the global stage, where and how we live shapes our understanding of who we are. The Glucksman invited artists from across the island of Ireland to propose works for HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland that explored ideas of residency, placemaking, identity, and nationhood, and specifically to consider Irish President Michael D. Higgins’ address to the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2019, that “we have a deep sense, from our own experiences, of the centrality of national identity and a sense of belonging, and how this persists through decades and centuries.” The COVID-19 pandemic confined most of us to our places of residence for an unprecedented period, and now as we return to the public realm and a shared sense of place, the sixteen artists selected for this exhibition provide a timely reflection on questions of being and belonging in contemporary Ireland. These artists presented in HOME were selected by curators Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney from 267 proposals. Their work represents a huge diversity in cultural thinking about ideas of home, even through the specific lens of Irish identity. The plurality of perspectives in this exhibition suggests multiple modes of being, as well as the joy and challenge of belonging in contemporary Irish society.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Time: 10am - 5pm, 2-5pm Sunday, closed Monday
Location: The Glucksman
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Chris Clarke

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