July is here, and that means PhotoIreland Festival. We are so excited about the standard of photography in Ireland, we are dedicating this month’s What’s On to just that. Go here to find out more about everything you need to know.
New Irish Works I, The Library Project
IDEALS, City Assembly House
Youngdon Jung, The Copper House Gallery
Kassel Photobook Dummy Award, The Library Project
Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, The Library Project
Flâneur – New Urban Narratives, Smithfield Square
SEEING, Science Gallery
The Invisible Empire, Gallery X
At Mirrored River, VISUAL Carlow
Landscape Rising, Solomon Fine Art
Stray and My Own Unknown, Oliver Sears Gallery
Scar Lines, 31 Molesworth Street
Shutter, SO Fine Art Editions
Fergus, Inspirational Arts
my mistakes were made for you, The chq Building
Sight Specific, Filmbase
From Where I Stand, The Chocolate Factory
New Irish Works
Selected by an international panel of 23 professionals, New Irish Works 2016 brings you a selection of 20 projects and 20 photographers representing the diverse range of practices coming from Ireland. New Irish Works 2016 is a year long project of 10 presentations and 20 publications that aims to highlight the great moment Irish Photography is experiencing.
The artists selected are: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Aisling McCoy, Caitriona Dunnett, Dara McGrath, Daragh Soden, David Thomas Smith,Eanna de Freine, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Mandy O’Neill, Matthew Thompson, Miriam O’Connor, Noel Bowler, Robert McCormack, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, and Yvette Monahan.
Every month from July 2016 to July 2017, a special presentation will be hosted at The Library Project for two of the selected artists at a time. The presentation will include a display and a publication for each artist’s project. The two artists that will be presented during PhotoIreland Festival are Daragh Soden (Young Dubliners) and Mandy O’Neill (Promise).
PhotoIreland will bring New Irish Works abroad at key events like PhotoEspaña, with the support of the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid, and to Paris during Paris Photo, with the support of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
The main exhibition in 2016, IDEALS, brings to City Assembly House fifteen projects of local and international photographers that, as dynamic flâneurs, explore the world and seek to improve it by highlighting socio-political issues we tend to ignore in our everyday lives. Whether part of an artistic or a journalistic practice, there is no limit or guidelines to what can be achieved, as long as it is born out of a personal desire to fulfil a personal ideal.
Curated by Angel Luis Gonzalez, PhotoIreland’s Director, the installation underlines the inseparable relation between artists and society; and presents it as an extension of their everyday concerns and investigations.
IDEALS is the second of projects programmed by PhotoIreland engaging with the 1916 celebrations in Ireland, alongside Phototropism, which took place last April at The Library Project. These projects use contemporary photography as the vehicle to reflect on the fight for equal rights and opportunities, the basis of a democratic society.
Finally, IDEALS wants to challenge standards in exhibition making as far as Photography is concerned – not to be missed!
The artists presented are:
Agustina Triquell, Antonio Castilho, Elisa Gonzalez Miralles, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Florian van Roekel, Gavin Mullan, Jorg Bruggemann, Marie-Pierre Cravedi, Mark Duffy, Richard Seymour, Robert McCormack, Sean Hillen, Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, and Yaakov Israel.
Flâneur – New Urban Narratives
As part of the 7th edition of PhotoIreland Festival, Flâneur By Dublin brings to the streets of Ireland’s capital the commissioned works of two great contemporary photographers. Displayed in a series of large cubes, their work disperses over a metal pathway installed in Smithfield Square. These large cubes become lightboxes at dusk, creating a unique display and extending the enjoyment of this open-air gallery throughout the night.
The two selected artists for Flâneur By Dublin are Esther Teichmann (DE) and Rik Moran (UK). They both enjoyed a residency in Ireland earlier this year, engaging with the urban and rural landscape, and producing the present body of work.
Flâneur By Dublin is part of a larger project called Flâneur – New Urban Narratives. This is a new, European Union funded, 2 year long project, transforming photographers into flâneurs and requesting them to apply a new approach to their work within the urban territory. The project involves an international network of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries, and it will be presented in the 13 partner cities.
Other artists that participated in the project include Giacomo Brunelli, Virgilio Ferreira, Toni Amengual, Marcello Bonfanti, Dougie Wallace, David Severn, Kajal Nisha Patel, Augusto Brazio, and Martina Cleary.
You can find out more about Fla?neur – New Urban Narratives here.
Friday 1 July
11am Flâneur Press conference at Generator, Cinema Room
11am Kassel Photobook Dummy Award, The Library Project
11am Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, The Library Project
12noon Workshop: Rik Moran & Esther Teichmann
6pm IDEALS, City Assembly House
7pm Youngdon Jung, The Copper House Gallery
Saturday 2 July
12noon Workshop: Rik Moran & Esther Teichmann. Meeting point: Generator, Smithfield Square
6pm Flâneur – New Urban Narratives Talks: Nuno Rico Salgado, Rik Moran & Esther Teichmann, in Generator, Smithfield Square.
7pm Launch: Flâneur – New Urban Narratives, Smithfield Square
Monday 4 July
Tuesday 5 July
7:30pm Annual Exhibition, Dublin Camera Club, Eddie Chandler Gallery
Wednesday 6 July
6pm Historias Inmediatas, Instituto Cervantes Dublín
Thursday 7 July
Friday 8 July
6pm UU MFA Show, Artbox
Saturday 16 July
4pm The Museum of August Destiny, Lismore Castle Arts