Yasser Aggour, Constantin Luser, Nina Canell and Robin Watkins, Ciarán Murphy
Curated by Gavin Delahunty
HERE COMES EVERYBODY – For three weeks during July, Project Arts Centre organised a series of complementary events around its exhibitions programme. The gallery hosted a performance, a public talk, and a musical act that all took place round a shifting arrangement of paintings.
Yasser Aggour Performance: Thursday 7 July 2005, 6pm
Assistant Professor of Art Media Studies at Syracuse University NY Yasser Aggour, prior to beginning his residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art discussed his work in a special lecture blending the legacies of performance and conceptual art.
Constantin Luser Presentation: Thursday 14 July, 6pm
The young Austrian artist Constantin Luser created a new wall drawing for Project in addition to a presentation on his practice and recent exhibitions including the Moscow Biennial and commission for Art Basel ‘Unlimited Projects‘ 2005. Lusers spontaneous drawings represent records from bodies of thought, which are developed on paper or created on the wall directly. These drawings resemble construction plans of an industrial product designed on a computer. Individual details are highlighted in small sketches on the side – details appear virtually “clicked”. Therefore, the beholder receives additional information – he zooms into the micro and macro structures. Labels lead on to further levels of association.
Nina Canell and Robin Watkins Music: Thursday 21 July, 6pm
Staging a collaborative experiment, Nina Canell and Robin Watkins created new object-based works which were integrated into a live performance of music from their album ‘The New Heat/Obscured by Light‘ along with invited friends Kompjotr Eplektrika and Mats & Jessica Majessic from Stockholm, Sweden.
Ciarán Murphy Paintings: Throughout
Providing a backdrop to these happenings Ciarán Murphy arranged his work each week in the gallery from a series of paintings under production. The work takes its starting point from disparate imagery that reflects and express mankind’s changing vision of the natural world. A limited amount of information is given in each painting, which serves to frustrate the possibility of categorisation and identification. The meaning of one painting becomes both reliant and unhinged in the context of the wider group and it is this idea that will be explored by the artist who will exhibited three combinations of his work throughout the show.
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