Following the success of its Dublin run at Project Arts Centre, Wasteland will embark on a national tour in 2015.
Wasteland will transform a number of galleries around the country into hypothetical places, absurd playgrounds overflowing with salvaged objects, postal packages, sculptures and debris. Nestled amidst its poetic surrounds the story of the artists’ attempts to dismantle and relocate a public park to a new location also unfolds.
This exhibition explores the institutional rules and regulations that pervade our lives, and what happens when things slip through the cracks.
Wasteland marks the first collaboration between Czech artists Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang, originally commissioned by Project Arts Centre and curated by Tessa Giblin. This nationwide tour is co-ordinated by David Upton.
WASTELAND TOUR DATES 2015:
VENUE: Mermaid Arts Centre
Opening: 12 February, 6pm
Dates: 13 February – 21 March
VENUE: Limerick City Gallery of Art
Opening: 2 April, 6pm
Dates: 3 April – 15 May
VENUE: Wexford Arts Centre
Opening: 13 June, 2pm
Dates: 14 June – 25 July
VENUE: Droichead Arts Centre
Opening: 5 August, 7pm
Dates: 6 August – 18 September
VENUE: West Cork Arts Centre
Opening: 25 September, 7pm
Dates: 26 September – 7 November
Wasteland was produced with thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
This tour is supported by an Arts Council Touring Award.
Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang join Project Arts Centre in thanking the many individuals and organisations that have supported the making and touring of Wasteland including Kate Heffernan, Rayne Booth and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Joan Comiskey and An Post, Joe Murphy and Irish Art Courier, Christy Maher and Dublin City Council Eamonn Ceannt Park, Galerie Hunt Kastner in Prague, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art for providing a Production Residency for Koťátková and Lang during their time in Dublin. Very warm thanks also to Niamh O’Donnell and Emma Dwyer at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Úna McCarthy, Helen Carey and Siobhán O’Reilly at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Catherine Bowe at Wexford Arts Cetnre, Marcella Bannon at Driochead Arts Centre and Ann Davoren at West Cork Arts Centre.
Eva Kot’átková has exhibited in the recent international exhibitions of Venice Biennale (2013), Moscow Biennale (2013), Sydney Biennale (2012) and Lyon Biennale (2011), as well as making solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford and Kunstverein Braunschweig in 2013, amongst others. She studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, Prague Academy of Applied Arts, San Francisco Art Institute and Akademie Bildende Kunst Wien from 2002-2007. In 2007 she became the youngest artist ever to be awarded the Jindrich Chalupecky Award for young artists in the Czech Republic.
Dominik Lang exhibited in La Triennale (2012), and has presented recent solo exhibitions in Secession, Vienna (2013), Kunsthaus Dresden (2012), and in the Pavilion of the Czech Republic at the 54th Venice Biennale (2010). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2008, while taking one year during his studies at Cooper Union in New York and the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Currently he is head of the sculpture studio at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, together with Edith Jerabkova, and in 2013 he was also awarded the Jindrich Chalupecky Award for young artists.