WE ARE ARTISTS FOR UKRAINE stands in solidarity with the artists, artist-run spaces, and all the people of Ukraine who are bravely resisting an immoral and illegal Russian invasion, those who have lost loved ones, or have been forced to flee their homes and country. Living in a country where we have a right to choose our leaders, and where we enjoy freedom of expression without fear, we also applaud those Russians who are speaking out and demonstrating against their government.
This is normal, 2021
Fine art Giclee archival print on 320 gsm cotton rag paper
A3 (420 x 297mm)
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Maintaining spaces for artists to work and artist communities to thrive is a difficult task at the best of times. Artists' incomes tend to be both low, intermittent, and without the security of other professions, while artists, writers, curators, critics and scholars are often targets of politically motivated threats and persecution all over the world.
In response to the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine, members of the wider artist-run community in Ireland wish to send a collective message of solidarity and raise funds for Ukrainian artists who are defending their country, have had to flee and rebuild their lives, and who we hope one day, will rebuild their spaces and contribute again to the art and culture of their country.
The organisers are hugely grateful to artist Paul Hallahan for generously allowing us to reproduce his artwork for this cause. Funds raised will be distributed directly to artists and artist-run spaces in Ukraine, and to ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a non-profit organisation at the intersection of human rights and the arts. Since 2013 AR has been collaborating with arts non-profits and government funders to assist artists who are at risk politically and fleeing oppression and war in 26 locations in 19 countries globally.
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WE ARE ARTISTS FOR UKRAINE is an initiative of:
Charity partner: ARTISTS at RISK
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Paul Hallahan is an Irish artist whose work is primarily based in painting, but also sculpture and video. Interests within his work expand into many areas but commonly focus on how we as a species relate and interact with nature, taking art as a form or by-product of nature and our civilisation. Using various methods and techniques his paintings are built up of thin layers on mostly raw canvases which allow light move through the works and change within the locations they are located. In 2009 in conjunction with Waterford City Council he set and ran Soma contemporary till 2012, working with many national and international institutions and artists. He has exhibited widely over the past ten years and in 2018 he won the Golden Fleece Award. In recent years he has had exhibitions at The Complex (Dublin), Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin), The Lab (Dublin), Berlin Opticians Gallery (Dublin), Roscommon Arts Centre and in 2019 he was part of a two-person exhibition that was shown in the Lexicon Gallery Dublin, Garter Lane Gallery Waterford, Sternview Gallery Cork, Platform Arts Belfast. His work is part of the collections of The Arts Council, DLR County Council, Trinity College Dublin, The Office of Public Works, Waterford City Collection and numerous private collections.
Online and in-person at Pallas Projects gallery & Zoom
6pm-7pm Friday 1st April
The talk will be an overview of their practice extrapolating the show work by work and as a whole.
Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Day Magee—Contraindications of the Cross the first exhibition of our 2022 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.
In Contraindications of the Cross, Magee presents a series of votive multimedia chronicling the lived intersections of queerness, illness and faith, prospecting the raw material of their experiences. Raised in fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity, and socialised as male, they navigated the traumas of conversion therapy and sexual violence, each intermingled with the inception of their queerness. In adulthood, they would go on to survive the ravages of chronic pain, chemically mediated through opioids.
More information: Day Magee—Contraindications of the Cross
Day Magee is a performance-centred multimedia artist based in Dublin. Since 2011, they have performed as part of live art organisations such as Livestock and the Dublin Live Art Festival, before pursuing a BA in Sculpture & Combined Media in Limerick School of Art & Design in 2017, during their time there staging group live art events with the collective Evil, and by their third year exhibiting work as part of Galway’s Tulca Festival 2019, group shows in Dublin and Manhattan, as well as being put forward for the Future Generation Art Prize 2020 by its Irish partner platform Pallas Projects Studios, and shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards. They are most recently commissioned by Arts & Disability Ireland and Live Art Ireland in 2021.
Magee’s work concerns the grieving of futurity as per the subjectivity of a queer sick body - queerness navigated via fundamentalist Christianity, and illness as manifest in chronic pain. Taking the form of performative multimedia, from live performance to image-making, the written word and music, they manifest and chronicle a self-mythology.
Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 8 x 3-week exhibitions taking place from March-November 2022. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.
Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council
Pallas Projects stands in solidarity with the artists, artist-run spaces, and all the people of Ukraine who are bravely resisting the aggression of the tyrannical Russian leadership, or have been forced to flee their homes and country. Living in a country where we have a right to choose our leaders, and where we enjoy freedom of expression without fear, we also applaud those Russians who are speaking out and demonstrating against their government.
Please donate if you can:
The following link provides information on drop off points near you where you can donate items such as blankets, toiletries and canned food:
Please also consider signing the petition by L’Internationale Online:
Date: Saturday 15th January 2022
Time: 11:00 – 11:40
Location: Walkinstown Library. Percy French Road.
Tickets available via Eventbrite. On sale from 6th of January.
Boundary Conditions is an artwork produced in response to a year wandering the network of laneways carved into the housing estates of Walkinstown, Dublin.
Boundary Conditions (2021)
Posters, paste, geo-located audio collage incorporating sound-files both found and recorded by the artist.
Boundary Conditions' audio component is geo-located to four circular zones on the surface of the earth via the Echoes app. You need to be in one of those locations to access to the audio. Each zone is 2Km in diameter. They are centred on: Lismore (Waterford), Walkinstown (Dublin), Greenwich Village (New York) and Clifton (New Jersey).
This guided walk will take place in Walkinstown.
Please note this tour takes place outside and tickets are extremely limited. Please only book if you are certain to attend.
Boundary Conditions was commissioned by Lismore Castle Arts for the exhibition Light and Language, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre for the Holt/Smithson Foundation.
The work was produced with the support of The Arts Council of Ireland and CONNECT -the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks - at Trinity College, Dublin.
Notes on Participation
Guests must install the free Echoes app on their phone. (App logo on the left)
If possible, download the audio in advance.
On the day
Meet at Walkinstown Library at the agreed time.
Bring smartphone and headphones.
The walk is outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather.
Part of the route traverses a field, so if the weather is wet you may need to wear boots.
Saturday 11th December, 2pm
Gallery lecture with video
Venue: Pallas Projects
Booking essential: Tickets available via Eventbrite.
The Virtual Lectures is a series of public lectures devised and delivered by artist and writer Frank Wasser during the covid-19 pandemic. The lectures are streamed online and have been supported by various institutions in Europe and Ireland including PPS. The performance-based lectures ranged from topics such as the histories of art and activism to the slippery histories of internet based art.
In his lecture "Lecture In Inauguration of the Chair pf Literary Semiology, College de France, January 7th, 1977, Roland Barthes declared that "For what can be oppressive in our teaching is not, finally the knowledge or the culture it conveys but the discursive forms through which we propose them"
'An anthology of examples - On Documentation' is a new lecture-performance by Wasser which seeks to consider and interrogate the impossible promise of documentation and the work of art by analysing previous lectures given by Wasser and art historical case studies of documentation.
Frank Wasser is currently pursuing a practice based PhD at the University of Oxford in Fine Art. Upcoming and recent projects include 'Title, to be announced' a performance-lecture at Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2021), 'SLIP' an artist novel published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE (2022). Wasser teaches at Tate and London Metropolitan University and has written for Art Monthly, Flash Art and the Visual Artists Newsheet. Wasser is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Presented as part of 'Return to Disintegration'—Periodical Review 11, selected by Sheena Barrett, Alice Butler, Mark Cullen, Gavin Murphy
Image courtesy of the artist and 'Still from (Lectus-2021) A work in progress'