Image: Sofie Loscher
‘waiting in the wings’ (part 3) Year: 2014
Location: Former Golden Vale Milk Plant, Limerick
Materials : 15mm toughened glass, site specific lights
EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial 2014
12th April – 6th July 2014
Limerick City Gallery of Art and City wide venues
AGITATIONISM curated by Basam El Baroni
Bisan Abu-Eisheh; Doa Aly; Kjersti Andvig; Martí Anson; Amanda Beech; Ann Böttcher; Jenny Brady; Benjamin de Búrca & Barbara Wagner; +billion-; Luis Camnitzer; Chimurenga; Jacqueline Doyen; Tom Flanagan & Megs Morley; Zachary Formwalt; GRRRR; Nilbar Güreş; Iswanto Hartono & Raqs Media Collective; Rana Hamadeh;Siobhán Hapaska; Nicoline van Harskamp; Cécile Hartmann; Malak Helmy; David Horvitz; Luis Jacob; Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock; Ramon Kassam; Patrick Jolley; Hassan Khan; Per–Oskar Leu; Alon Levin; Sofie Loscher; Mona Marzouk; Pauline M’barek; Asier Mendizabal; Metahaven; Nastio Mosquito; Catalina Niculescu; Seamus Nolan; Mark O’Kelly; Uriel Orlow; Neša Paripović; Michael Patterson-Carver; Garrett Phelan; Elizabeth Price; Eva Richardson McCrea; Walid Sadek; Miri Segal; Ann-Sofi Sidén; Praneet Soi; Paul Tarpey; Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ Humberto Vélez; Carla Zaccagninil;
Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engage with the people and city of Limerick, Ireland. Since its foundation in 1977, EVA International (formerly e v+ a) has worked with some of the world’s leading artists and curators, bringing outstanding exhibitions to audiences on the west coast of Ireland. 55 Artists’ projects were selected through an international open call for proposals and exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces.
The 36th edition theme is Agitationism, which intends on simulating the struggle between the tides that pull the present towards romanticisations, utopias, ideologies, and nostalgias; and the tides that attempt to push it beyond those limitations and towards an unknown, a desire for something that remains too complex to determine today. Agitationism is the condition of living under a constant flow of agitations, including the ones that you inevitably sometimes produce yourself. However, it is also the process of ‘working through’ them with the aim of seeking adaptation to a logic situated somewhere else beyond the entrapment between past, present, and future—three tenses that overlap in the contemporary moment, creating a kind of palimpsest of half undone histories, half imagined futures, and a present of phantasms as a consequence.
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