• ID: Dark pink backgroung. Read on the centre: Emily Waszak. Dark pink font highlighted in black. Read small on the bottom: 28th March-13th April. Black font.
  • Detail of Shinbutsu-shuugou, textile, 2024
  • Still from Shinbutsu-shuugou, film ,2024

28/03/24—13/04/24

Emily Waszak—The Land and Others, Including the Dead

Opening night: 6–8pm Thursday 28th March
Exhibition continues: Friday 29th March–Saturday 13th April

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Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present Emily Waszak—The Land and Others, Including the Dead, the first exhibition of our 2024 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

The Land and Others, Including the Dead is a site-specific installation that deals with grief, loss and the ritual vernacular architecture that embeds it in the landscape. This work reflects on soft power and the role of ritual as care. Viewing ritual as a form of mutual aid that exists outside hierarchical institutional structures, the exhibition seeks to reclaim ritual as a counter to the destructive power of racial capitalism.

Inspired by grottos, shrines and other folk ritual interventions created and maintained by local communities in Japan and Ireland, the interaction of hard and soft ritual object forms in the exhibition points to the community care embodied in ritual practice, recasting the soft as strong and protective, feminine and queer. Woven thresholds hang in the space, serving as frames through which to view moving image works. Found materials and objects collected from the Irish landscape, both rural and urban, help create a narrative that grounds and situates the audience in this ritualised space.

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Events

Architecture of Ritual and Loss

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Saturday, 13th April 2pm

Architecture of ritual and loss walking/moving tour will explore the area around PP/S in Dublin 8. Socio-political and personal narratives of ritual and loss will be woven together along the tour as we examine the ways in which ritual becomes embedded in the ever changing landscape. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories.

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Biography

Emily Waszak is a Donegal-based visual artist. With a background in industrial weaving, her textile, sculpture and installation work has been exhibited in Ireland and internationally, including most recently at IMMA as part of the RDS Visual Art Awards. Recent solo exhibitions include: Grief Weaving, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny; Shadow and Fold, Arts Itoya, Japan; To Guide Shadows, Old Church Grangegorman, Dublin. Waszak is the recipient of the Arts Council's Visual Arts Bursary in 2020, 2022, 2023 and the Donegal County Council's Artist Bursary in 2022 and 2023. In 2022 Waszak was Artist in Residence at DCU. She was awarded the Artist in the Community Award in 2016 and 2021 from the Arts Council and Create. Waszak also received the Arts Council's Agility Award in 2021. She is a member of Praxis artist union.

@grief.weaving | @emily.waszak.art

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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 2024. 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

 

ID: Dark pink backgroung. Read on the centre: Emily Waszak. Dark pink font highlighted in black. Read small on the bottom: 28th March-13th April. Black font.
ID: Detail of Shinbutsu-shuugou, textile, 2024
ID: Still from Shinbutsu-shuugou, film ,2024

 

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