Michael Beirne, Jenny Brady, Jane Butler, Rachael Corcoran, Anita Delaney, Joe Duggan, Marie Farrington, Hannah Fitz, Mark Garry, Dragana Jurisic, Allyson Keehan, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Ali Kirby, Sofie Loscher, Loitering Theatre, Shane Murphy, Liam O'Callaghan, Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch/Resort, Orla Whelan
Selected by Mary Conlon, Paul Hallahan, Gavin Murphy & Mark Cullen
Extended until: Saturday 24th January 2015 (open Thurs–Sat, 12–6pm)
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An artwork, like a book is not made up of individual words on a page (or images on a screen), each of which with a meaning, but is instead ‘caught up in a system of references to other books, other texts, other sentences’.
Pallas Projects/Studios presents the fourth in the series of Periodical Review – a unique, yearly survey of Irish contemporary art practices, that looks at commercial gallery shows, museum exhibitions, artist-led and independent projects and curatorial practices. Periodical Review is not a group exhibition per se, it is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (the field talking to itself). An exhibition as resource, in which we invite agents within the field to engage with what were for them significant moments, practices, works, activity, objects: nodes within the network.
Each year PP/S invite two peers – artists, writers, educators, curators – to review and subsequently nominate a number of art practices, selected via an editorial meeting. Such a review-type exhibition within Irish art practice acts to revisit, be a reminder, a critical appraisal and consolidation of ideas and knowledge within the field of contemporary Irish art; to facilitate and encourage collaboration, crossover and debate within the field of Irish contemporary art; and to act as an accessible survey of contemporary art, expanding parameters to art practices around the country.
Previous co-curators have been Matt Packer (Glucksman/Treignac/CCA), Michele Horrigan (Askeaton Contemporary Arts), Eamonn Maxwell (Director, Lismore Castle Arts), Padraic E. Moore (Independent curator), Ruth Carroll (RHA), Carl Giffney (Good Hatchery).
All the works featured in Periodical Review are available to purchase during the course of the exhibition, with commissions on sales going towards developing exhibitions & exchanges at PP/S. In a collaboration with Ormston House the exhibition will be reconfigured and presented in Limerick in 2015.
Mary Conlon is a curator based in Limerick. She read literature at University College Dublin and Universidad de Sevilla (1996-2001) and studied Visual Art Practice at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (2002-2006). After graduating, she was appointed as Gallery Manager of Green On Red Gallery. In 2009, she was awarded the third Shinnors Curatorial Research Scholarship and a two-year residency at Limerick City Gallery of Art. In 2011, through the Creative Limerick initiative, she founded the cultural resource centre, Ormston House, where she is Artistic Director. She is curator of the nomadic Six Memos project, drawing on the writings of Italo Calvino, which also forms the basis of her practice-led PhD in Curatorial Studies at Limerick School of Art & Design. She is a member of the Italian curatorial network vessel and of the Board of Directors of eva International, Ireland’s Biennial of Visual Art.
Paul Hallahan is an artist and curator based in Kildare. He was founder and director of Soma Contemporary, Waterford between 2009 and 2012. In 2013 he was chosen as the first artist in Broadstone Studio’s Invited Artist Series.
Pallas Projects/Studios is a not-for-profit organisation run by artists Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy, operating since 1996. PP/S collaborates with peers and encourages publics to engage with current Irish contemporary art, through the provision of affordable artists’ work-spaces, and an ongoing commitment to lead, provide vision, and develop the visual arts at the grassroots by presenting solo projects, group exhibitions, artist-initiated projects and collaborations with partner arts organisations.