Glucksman Gallery

Now Wakes the Sea

Now Wakes the Sea presents artwork exploring submersion and salvaging, the lure of the ocean, and the secrets in its unseen depths.

Artists: Tacita Dean, Marcel Dinahet, Sean Lynch, Maria McKinney, Conrad Shawcross, Lucy Skaer, Janaina Tschäpe, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Anna Zacharoff Curated by Chris Clarke and Kirstie North Artists have long been drawn to the sea. From naturalistic seascapes to vivid depictions of aquatic life, its vastness, timelessness and mutability has fascinated poets, writers and artists for centuries. Titled after the 1963 short story by J.G Ballard, Now Wakes the Sea considers a resurgence of interest in the sea in contemporary art practices, presenting Irish and international artists whose work explores ideas of submersion and salvaging, the lure of the ocean for seafarers, and the secrets hidden in its unseen depths. In Ballard’s story, a man experiences nighttime visions of crashing waves encroaching upon his landlocked, suburban neighbourhood, revealing a latent desire to sacrifice his humdrum existence and to return to these ancient waters. This idea of the seductive but deadly lure of the sea resonates with artworks in the exhibition which explore the ocean’s attraction, the adventure of taking to the open waves, and the primordial nature of the sea as a repository from which narratives and objects can be reclaimed.  Now Wakes the Sea: Contemporary art and the ocean is supported by University College Cork, The Arts Council Ireland, and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

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

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