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The Exhibitionist|28|Hitler & Disney


Interesting stuff happening in the art world this week. First up, some drawings and watercolours by Adolf Hitler, which he completed in Austria as an art student, were sold this weekend for £286,000. One particular painting of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, the castle that incidentally inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle, fetched the highest price at £71,000. (via The Huffington Post)

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria by Adolf Hitler-Headstuff.org
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria by Adolf Hitler


Art critic Jerry Saltz shows his softer side- In Praise of Art Gallery Attendants(via Vulture)


And finally the Guardian has come up with a quiz to really test your art knowledge, can you tell what these pixellated paintings are meant to be?



‘MAGNETISM’ | Group Exhibition at Hazelwood House

28 June – 27 September 2015
Old Snia/ Saehan factory, Hazelwood Estate, Sligo

Curated by Vaari Claffey, MAGNETISM features the work of Irish and International artists including Lucy Andrews (UK), Mikala Dwyer (AUS), Igor Grubic’ (CRO), Siobhan Hapaska (UK), Aleksandra Mir (SWE/USA), Laura Morrison (UK, FIN) and Garrett Phelan (IRL).

The exhibition also features a programme of VHS based artworks selected with an international team of researcher/curators entitled REWIND FASTFORWARD.

A major contemporary exhibition, MAGNETISM will take over seven rooms of the old Snia/Saehan factory where the extraordinary scale of the space allows for the exhibition of what could be called “extreme objects”; or large-scale works that will populate the immense rooms of the factory. These dynamic sculptural works have a transformative effect on the former industrial spaces – including the huge videotape ‘pancake’ stores and welder’s workshop – through inflatables, lighting, motors, draping and film projection.


‘Product Recall’ | Group Exhibition at Galway Arts Centre

May 26, 2015 03:55 pm

Product Recall
Curated by Anne Mullee
30 May – 4 July | Opening reception is 6pm on the 29th May 2015
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway

Damien Flood (IRL), Veronica Forsgren (SWE), Tom Watt (IRL), and Sarah Baker (USA)

Responding to the imagined ‘recall’ of an idea or a situation, Product Recall strives to eviscerate the meaning of the displaced, misfiring ‘product’; whether real or imagined, and explore the credo of material culture (gone bad).

Prompted by the protocols adopted by global conglomerations to retrieve products that could maim or even kill the consumer, Product Recall invites four artists to respond to the implications of the necessity to rescind an invitation to consume, buy, assimilate or adopt.

The predominately new work shown in this exhibition spans installation, video, paintings, drawings and performance, each in its own way considering the implications of a system gone askew, where accepted norms break down, transform and reorder themselves into that which may no longer function as initially intended. The collective ideations around the temporal world challenge the viewer to confront their own relationship with the object- product, the apparent crux of 21st century Western society.

Damien Flood is a painter based in Dublin. Using the notion of defunct belief systems he endeavours to look at the world anew and question the mundane and everyday around us. His paintings often have an unfinished, ephemeral quality. The body of work he has made for Product Recall is partly informed by a recent residency in Dubai, UAE, a glittering city created in the desert by the country’s ruling class.

Swedish artist Veronica Forsgren is also resident in Dublin. For this exhibition she explores the influential writings of Philip K. Dick, specifically his futuristic tale of off-the-shelf ‘experiences’ that can be bought and downloaded into the human brain (We Can Remember it for You Wholesale), on which the 1990 film Total Recall is based. Forsgren aims to create socially engaging pieces that encourage the audience to slow down and reflect, a tactic she refers to as “soft activism”.

American artist Sarah Baker lives in London, where her practice engages investigates interpersonal relationships between different castes of society, through scripted storytelling in video and images. Her protagonists are often gold diggers who have clambered to the highest echelons of the privileged classes. The iconic status of olfactive luxury, or perfume, is her focus here, with both the objectification of the scent bottle and the power of perfume explored through drawings, photography and a performative lecture.

Belfast-born artist Tom Watt deals with altering the existing architecture of a space, or temporarily assigning it a new function. For Product Recall he repurposes the first floor gallery of Galway Arts Centre, creating a vast ramp that bisects the space, creating a ‘negative space’ beneath, a potential site for a cache of recalled objects.

galwayartscentre.ie/exhibitions/19-product-recall?lang=en |annemullee.com/exhibitions/product-recall/

‘STILL, WE WORK’ National Women’s Council of Ireland Legacy Project at Callan Workhouse Union,

Jun 18, 2015 03:20 pm

National Women’s Council of Ireland Legacy Project: Representations of Women’s Work
27 June – 5 July 2015 | Opening: Friday 26 June at 6pm
Curated by Hollie Kearns, Rosie Lynch and Monica Flynn
Callan Workhouse Union, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Open 12 – 5 daily

ARTISTS: Sarah Browne | Vagabond Reviews | Miriam O’Connor | Anne Tallentire

Mary Butler, Kilkenny Arts Officer, will welcome Alice Mary Higgins, NWCI, to formally open the exhibition followed by an excerpt from ‘Burn in Flames: Post-Patriarchal Archive in Circulation’, as part of ‘In the Shadow of the State’ by artists Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones.

A specially curated programme of events presented with the exhibition explores issues surrounding women and work today. Updates and details at: facebook.com/NWCILegacyProject and twitter @StillWeWork

Admission free.

www.nwcilegacyproject.com | www.abhainnrifestival.com

Eva Ko?átková and Dominik Lang at Wexford Arts Centre

Jun 08, 2015 01:54 pm

15 June – 25 July
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford

In association with Project Arts Centre.

Wasteland will transform Wexford Arts Centre’s lower gallery into an absurd playground 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 Kot’átková and Dominik Lang.

For further information on the exhibitions please contact Catherine Bowe, Visual Arts Manager on +353 (0)53 9123764 or email [email protected].



Fiona Marron at the Vintage and Antiques Centre, Clane, Co Kildare

Jun 08, 2015 10:47 am

Somewhere In-Between and Other Places
Until 28 June 2015 | Reception Sunday 14 June 3pm
Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Somewhere In-Between and Other Places by Fiona Marron features new and old paintings. TV3 producer and presenter Jon Slattery is the special guest at the reception with music from renowned flautist Brian Dunning and songs from accomplished singer, Des Marron.
The artist will be available at the centre on Saturday  afternoons from 3pm to 5pm to talk about her work.
This event is free and all are welcome.


‘Passing on the keys’ | Leah Smith Documentary Screening at Talbot Gallery & Studios

Jun 20, 2015 10:21 am

Saturday 27th June 2015 at 12 noon
Talbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot St, Dublin

A Documentary by artist Shane McCormack follows a series of performances by Leah Smith ‘Navigating The Public Space’ during her residency at Talbot Gallery & Studios. It will be shown in the gallery space as Leah’s residency comes to a close.

Leah Smith was the winner of Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2014. Over the past 11 months Leah was commissioned to create 3 performances under the guidance and mentorship of contemporary Irish performance artists Amanda Coogan, Dominic Thorpe and Ciara McKeon. The documentary gives you an inside into this journey.



Overstock #3 | Performative Lecture Series at MART

Jun 19, 2015 02:35 pm

June 24th | 7-8.30pm
THE MART, 190a Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Catherine Barragry | Smilin’ Kanker | Deborah Madden

Overstock is a series of monthly performative lectures in The Mart Gallery, Dublin. The series runs for three evenings between April and June 2015. Each evening will host up to three works within or in response to a lecture format.

For this series, a performative lecture brings a focus to linguistic philosopher, J.L. Austin’s concept of the speech act: speaking as action with consequences. This series skews and plays with an expectation to learn and questions what it is to share knowledge. Despite the lecture’s capacity to intersect language, the physicality of the speaker, and aural or visual aid, the format implies an aspect of knowledge that is resolved or verified. The traditional binary of knowledge sharing where there is one speaker and a group of listeners will be challenged and tested. A rhetorical set up is on offer for the artist to use, breach, resist, confront, ignore, challenge or question when information is passed from the knower to the future knower. Performativity is placed within a lecture format to allow for half knowledge and invention. Factual information as a dependent on its temporary conditions is considered and scrutinsed throughout the series. Knowledge is treated as factual, fictional or empirical information or combinations of the three.

Curated by Jennie Taylor.

For bookings, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/overstock-tickets-17297512325?aff=es2


Micky Donnelly at the Taylor Galleries

Jun 19, 2015 01:45 pm

26 June – 18 July 2015
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm, Sat 11am-3pm

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present Displacements, a solo exhibition of recent work by Micky Donnelly that runs at the gallery from 26 June to 18 July 2015.

Within his constantly evolving artistic practice, Micky Donnelly has continued to investigate the various constructs we employ to ‘picture’ the world. His use of painting, drawing and installation has been characterised by a restless attitude and a tendency towards an increasingly tentative, hybrid, and celebratory approach to the complexities of everyday perception.

Referring mainly to themes of nature within culture, Donnelly concerns himself with describing the world as a series of contingent events and images that fleetingly capture our interest and then disappear, leaving behind a flux of sensations, memories, and associations. These allusive remnants often make little sense, but are, in fact, what constitute our sense of place and identity. Donnelly’s works in various media offer representations that are rich in these fugitive associations. While they remain visually seductive, they are hard to pin down because they embrace uncertainty and ambiguity as part of their continual opening up to other possibilities.

www.taylorgalleries.ie/Micky-Donnelly-Displacements |www.mickydonnelly.com


‘Connection’ | An Exhibition of Textile Art by Element15 at Rua Red

Jun 19, 2015 10:52 am

Connection – an exhibition of textile art by element15
19 June – 18 July
Rua Red Cafe Wall Space & Pop-Up Gallery, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Contemporary textile art group, element15 offer an eclectic mix of felt and stitched pieces in their current exhibition at Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght. Mounted wall pieces include the very personal ‘Memories Faded but not Forgotten’ (Dee Kelly) and ‘My Mother’s Garden’ (Barbara Seery) to more abstract/symbolic work as in Rose Cronin’s piece ‘Ancestral Links’.

element 15 also exhibit a number of intriguing contemporary jewellery and felted items in the pop-up gallery.

Further Information: Colleen 086 085 4932 Kathrina 087 747 3233

Email: [email protected]



Group Exhibition at MART Project Space, Dublin 6

Jun 19, 2015 10:48 am

Too Soon, Too Late
Jason Dunne, Sarah Wilson, Jennfier Kidd and Paul Hallahan

26 June to 29 July 2015 | Opening Thursday 25 June 5 to 9pm
2-7 pm on Friday the 26
1- 6 pm Saturday the 27 and Sunday the 28
11-6 Monday the 29
Or by appointment

Curated by Jonathon Caroll, Too Soon, Too Late features the work of four artists, the first occupants of Mart’s new project space. Using the space as temporary studios, the artists were offered the opportunity to collaborate on an exhibition. Too Soon, Too Late functions as an invitation to the public to glimpse some of the work the artists developed over this period and gives an insight into how a particular environment and situation can influence work.  The title Too Soon, Too Late, taken from Ballard’s The Drowned World, could refer to the question, which often torments artists, ‘When is an artwork ready to leave the studio for exhibition?’ However, in this case, the studio and gallery are one. The doors just needed to be opened to the visitors. Now it is your turn, as visitor, to enter a new environment with its own internal landscape and logic.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
Mart Project Space, 46 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Modern Wife, Modern Life: An Exhibition of Women’s Magazines from 1960’s Ireland at the National Print Museum

Jun 18, 2015 09:14 am

2 July to 30 August 2015
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 2 pm 5pm
Closed bank holiday weekends

Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960’s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Curated by Dr Ciara Meehan, it will be held at the National Print Museum.

Manuals on how to be a good wife had been widely available in Ireland at the start of the twentieth century, but with the emergence of new technologies, the advice extended to newly married women and housewives began to change in the 1960s. The concept of being an ‘ideal wife’ became closely bound up with being a ‘modern wife’. This is best identified in the pages of women’s magazines, which came to replace the traditional manual as a source for guidance. The message, driven by the advertisers, was clear: a ‘good wife’ was not just beautifully presented, but also used all the latest ‘modern’ devices. Her home – especially the kitchen – was an extension of her appearance and reputation. ‘Modern life’ and ‘modern wife’ became blended into the one ideal. The exhibition covers several themes: the growth of women’s magazines; advice for newly-married wives; beauty and presentation; the Housewife of the Year competition; new technologies and the home; women behind the wheel; and wives outside the home. In addition to the magazines, a series of domestic objects — many of which are loan from the Irish public — will also be on display.

Admission is free of charge.

Further information:


Sinéad Cullen at Pallas Projects/Studios

Jun 17, 2015 11:54 am

24 – 28 June | Opening: 24 June at 6pm
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Gallery times: Thursday – Saturday, 12–6pm, Sunday, 12–4pm

I am nothing: The words describe, from one perspective, a state of emptiness, isolation and disconnection, but through meditation and conscious practices of movement and expression these same words can also describe a state of powerful connection, profound freedom and joy.

This exhibition is a distillation of experiences from time spent in meditation and ritual between 2008–2014 presented in a quiet contemplative space where you are invited to take time to be with your experience of the present moment.

The overall sense of the exhibition is that our experiences of life are fleeting; present in just a moment, and then gone; everything and then nothing. It addresses the ephemeral quality of the human experience and our quest to find meaning within it.

On Sunday, June 28th, there will be a guided meditation in the gallery from 2–3pm, and the possibility afterwards to discuss the exhibition with the artist. All are welcome to participate.

If you would like to attend the meditation please email: [email protected]


Marie Farrington at Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Jun 15, 2015 11:00 am

In Good Faith They Waited for Gravity
Until  18 July
Gallery 2

Marie Farrington’s sculptures trace the intimate intersections between history, knowledge and the act of making through an exploration of the subtle forces and entropies contained within materials. In Good Faith They Waited for Gravity presents a series of new works that act as delicate testing grounds within which ideas of convention and purpose may be considered, lending agency to invisible forces and revealing the tiny occurrences that unfold within the life of each object. While reflecting on the traditional subject matter of art history, the works included in the exhibition consider how materials may become imbued with value and meaning through time spent in contact with human processes. Each sculpture acts in conversation with the historical trajectories that have birthed it, drifting between its current, provisional form and the future existence it relentlessly suggests. Marie Farrington was the recipient of the 2014 Rua Red Graduate Award and Bursary.

Further information:
T: 01 451 5860
T: [email protected]
Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24


Maggie Madden at Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Jun 15, 2015 10:53 am

Until 18 July 2015
Gallery 1

In Maggie Madden’s work, a diverse array of collected materials are crafted into fragile sculptural formations with geometric affinities. The work is suggestive of architectural structures, but also reflects on our spatial encounters in both the urban landscape and the natural world. The detailed constructions have the potential for endless expansion; to grow outward from densely ordered space and continue boundlessly. In some of the works there are open ended references to our networked world, communication and transport systems, the infrastructures of contemporary life in modern cities.
Further information:
T: 01 451 5860
T: [email protected]
Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Alé Mercado at Cork Community Printshop

Jun 12, 2015 01:41 pm

Until June 28 2015

Open Weekends 1 to 6pm
Creating his illustrations from pen and digital work, Alé Mercado has developed a strong personal style. Dark and witty, his work is merged with the screen and woodblock printing processes. For this exhibition, Alé Mercado presents his latest pieces inspired by cult films, German expressionist cinema but also the medieval dark ages.

Further information:

The Project Twins at Sternview Gallery

Jun 10, 2015 02:23 pm

Sticky Thoughts
11 June – 4 July
Sternview Gallery entry via Nash 19 Restaurant and Food Shop, 19 Princes Street, Cork
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 4pm (Closed Sundays).

Sticky Thoughtsis a collection of new prints and paintings by The Project Twins. Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and curiosity. Their use of minimal forms and bold shapes, rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics, result in work that appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity.

The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, a Cork based art and design duo. They create playful and graphic work across a broad range of disciplines including illustration, design, print-making, painting and three-dimensional work.

Selected exhibitions include: More Than One Maker, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, 2015; Neutral, TULCA @ 126 Gallery, Galway, 2014; Stellar, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2014; Deception & Sacrifice, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2014; Extinction, ‘Making Space Residency’, The Library Project, Dublin, 2013; Living/Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2012.



‘Between Seeing and Blindness’ | Group Exhibition at TACTIC

Jun 10, 2015 10:59 am

Between Seeing and Blindness
Curated by Billy Dante
18 June – 2 July | Opening: 18 June at 7pm
TACTIC Gallery, SampleStudios, Former Government Building, Sullivans Quay, Cork.

This show brings together the worlds of literature and visual art. In an attempt to heighten the sensation of art by way of a void, both disciplines will be placed within the one space. Creating a dialogue between the audio and the visual, the written and the drawn, Between Seeing and Blindness creates an overall experience for the viewer. The concept behind the exhibition springs from the critical writings that Samuel Beckett made about painting and art. The influence that painting had over his writing and how in a circular motion, his writing became not only works of literature but pure ‘art’. They are pieces which are neither restricted to the gallery or the stage or the page. The exhibitions title is derived from a quote by Peggy Phelan, made when she was describing Samuel Beckett’s fascination with art, ‘Beckett dramatized the rhythm of looking. This rhythm… oscillates between seeing and blindness, between figuration and abstraction, between the void at the centre of sight and the contour of the slender ridge that brooks it’.

Mid-way through the running of the exhibition (26th of June @6pm), there will be a further afternoon of artist’s talks and poetry readings.

Participating Visual Artists: Billy Dante, Richard Proffitt, Billy Childish, Terence Birch, Kevin O’Shea, Helen Horgan, Colm O’Brien, Femke Vandenberg, David Mathúna, Bren Smyth, Mark Buckeridge, Mariah Black, John Dwyer, Joseph Keating,

Participating Poets: Lewis Kenny, Seamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin, Cathal Holden, Alicia Byrne Keane, William Wall, Paul Casey, Victoria Kennefick, Orla Travers

For further details please contact Billy Dante at [email protected]



David Dunne in ‘ROOTS’ | Group Exhibition at On The Ground Floor, Los Angeles

Jun 19, 2015 01:45 pm

June 27 – July 25
3616 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Los Angeles, CA – On The Ground Floor (OTGF) is pleased to present ROOTS, a group exhibition of seventeen global emerging artists rendering narratives that evoke our natural world, our native lands, our troubled families, and our forgotten. Combining histories, memories, and shifting cultural landscapes; these artists probe their geneses and offer up musings on food, farming, and tiny acts of freedom.

Curated by Malika Ali and featuring the works of Harris David Harris, Ilyn Wong, Marie-Lois Rodriguez, Shahar Tuchner, Maria Buyondo, Zara Kuredjian, Donna Cooper Hurt, Ann Oren, Lindsey Schulz, Tereza Swanda, David Dunne, Alexandra Carter, Lauren Jo, Dimitra Skandali, Nicole Foran, Natalie M. Ball, and László Mészáros.

On The Ground Floor is a South LA based alternative arts space established in the spring of 2014. OTGF hosts art shows, talks, readings, performances, and workshops that seek to foster meaningful conversations about the arts, create organic connections for artists, and preserve space for artistic experimentation and exploration. Located at 3616 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008 on the ground floor of a two-story residence situated above historic Leimert Park.



Nadine Stewart at The Embassy of Ireland, Berlin

Jun 16, 2015 04:30 pm

Even II
24 June to 1 of July 2015 | Opening 24th June, 7pm

Nadine Stewart presents new works focusing on the intimacy of drawing and the art production process in a studio environment. Stewart uses the repetition of simple elements and a serialised use of the grid to convey minimalist aesthetics and a disciplined structure in the creation of work. Drawings on wood and paper reveal a sensitivity to the materials and tools that Stewart uses in her practice.

Further information: nadinestewart.wix.com
RSVP to attend here: www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy

The Irish Embassy, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany


Atsushi Kaga at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Jun 16, 2015 03:55 pm

I am here with you
2nd July to 14 August 2015 | Opening 6pm 2nd July
The first solo show by Atsushi Kaga in New York

Further Information:
E: [email protected]
T: 0861937946
327 Broome Street, New York


Carol Anne McGowan, Eamon O’Kane and David O’Kane at Gallery Baton in Seoul, South Korea

Jun 16, 2015 03:33 pm

The Liminal Space
2 July to 1 August 2014 | Opening 2nd July

The Liminal Space brings together the artwork of three Irish artists, Carol Anne McGowan, David O’Kane and Eamon O’Kane, in a group exhibition at Gallery Baton. These three artists, work predominantly in the medium of painting. The title of the exhibition refers to the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that can occur in time, space and beings. Etymologically, the word liminality is derived from the latin word limen meaning threshold an uncertain and uncanny place that exists between territories, which are defined by thought. It is particularly apt to describe the potentialities inherent in the process of creating and experiencing paintings. Paintings are always in the process of becoming. Even when a painting is complete and displayed in an exhibition the viewer brings their own unique array of associations to the context surrounding the painting and adds to it over time. The context and relationship to other artworks in the gallery may induce a liminal state within the viewer.

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David Bickley at Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal

Jun 12, 2015 01:02 pm

Materials at Poetry in Visual
26  June to 26 of July 2015
Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro and Gallery of Capitania Building
David Bickley’s audio visual work Materials is presented in two venues as an immersive installation and is the 1st part of the film art trilogy, Rare Earth. Materials uses various cinematographic techniques to play with time and space, presenting us with an impression of the common earth elements that are at once alien yet strangely familiar.
Aveiro, Portugal.
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