In collaboration with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) there will be two guided tours of the current exhibition, From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) by Budapest-based artist and cultural activist Szabolcs KissPál.
Dr Lisa Godson, lecturer and historian of design and material culture, will lead a special guided tour and talk about the work and the artist at 5pm on Wednesday, 20 December.
From Fake Mountains to Faith investigates political communities as complicatedly constructed entities. Departing from the current authoritarian Hungarian state policy and the creation of ‘illiberal democracy’, the work examines institutional and historical narratives while looking at the shifting political and public perspective on trauma and memory.
Szabolcs Kisspál: From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy), exhibition views, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2017
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Szabolcs Kisspál: From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy), opening, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2017
Photo: Senija Topcic
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by the Arts Council Ireland and Dublin City Council.
Lisa Godson is a historian of design and material culture, and also researches and writes about contemporary design. She studied History of Art at Trinity College Dublin (BA 1994) and History of Design at the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum, London (MA 1998, PhD 2008). Godson has held tenured lecturing posts in a number of institutions including DIT and the Royal College of Art, where she was lead tutor in critical studies for MA design interaction, product design and industrial design. She was RCA Teaching and Learning Fellow and devised the college Virtual Learning Environment RCAde. She was NCAD Fellow at the inter-institutional Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) 2009-13, where she was part of the team that developed and taught a pioneering structured doctoral research programme and chaired two research seminars, in historiography and theories of contemporary design. One characteristic of Godson’s teaching involves devising student research projects in collaboration with institutions, recently with the National Museum of Ireland (2018-19), the Irish Architecture Foundation (2017) and the Little Museum of Dublin for the Secret Lives of Objects exhibition, symposium and publication (2015).