Selective Memory: Artists in the archive
Selective Memory explores the ways in which Irish and international contemporary artists continually return to the archive, to challenge and unsettle established readings of the past.
Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Paulien Barbas, David Raymond Conroy, Dani Gal, Ruth Maclennan, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Lucy McKenzie, Marge Monko, Gavin Murphy, Alan Phelan, Anne Ramsden, Jasper Rigole, Valerie Snobeck, Sean Snyder, Miek Zwamborn Curated by Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy In association with Digital Arts & Humanities, University College Cork The archive preserves the past, its remnants and records, within a repository of human knowledge. However, it also offers a space for critical engagement and creative invention, for challenging the archive's supposed objectivity with unorthodox histories, subversive interpretations and speculative ideas. Drawing on photographs, documents, film footage and texts, artists have used the archive to create new works from existing materials, to unsettle established readings of the past and to imagine alternative narratives. Selective Memory: Artists in the archive explores the ways in which Irish and international artists continually return to the archive, in order to imbue it with a new sense of subjectivity and individuality. Developed in partnership with Digital Arts & Humanities, University College Cork, Selective Memory explores the archive as a space that is continually open to new readings and revisions. While artworks in the exhibition address themes such as material, narrative, site and speculation, they have been further designated with 'keywords' that allow for different trajectories to be mapped across the physical layout of the galleries. Capturing the ways in which artists and academics explore the archive, this non-linear approach invites the viewer to sift through materials, follow distinct lines of inquiry and to forge new, unanticipated connections.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Time:||10am - 5pm daily (2-5pm Sundays)|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|