Visual Arts Exhibition: "Whitewashing the Moon"
"Whitewashing the Moon" is based on a short story by Edward Everett Hale, originally published in 1869. It tells the tale of the men and woman who conceived of the first recorded imagining of a satellite in orbit, and the events that unfolded as they eventually went about creating a ‘Brick Moon’. As well as being a scientifically advanced concept for its time, the science-fiction fantasy that evolved through the story also creates an extraordinary transformative effect.
This transformative concept is at the centre of "Whitewashing the Moon", in which a garden of sculptures, photographs and other material installations communicate a similar potential for objects. The works of Caroline Achaintre (FR), Jorge De la Garza (MX), Eleanor Duffin (IE), Barbara Knezevic (AU/IE) and Raphaël Zarka (FR) all explore in different ways the transformative potential of objects and ideas.
Artist-in-conversation: Caroline Achaintre (FR), with Kate Strain (IE)
@ Project Arts Centre
Tuesday 16 October 2012, 6pm
ADMISSION FREE, first come first served basis.
The talk will run until 6.45pm and is followed by teas & coffees
French participating Artists:
Caroline Achaintre (b. 1969, Toulouse, France) lives and works in London. Having trained as a blacksmith in Germany, Achaintre subsequently studied fine art at Kunsthochschule in Halle/Saale, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Goldsmiths College.
Solo exhibitions include Trip-Dip, Arcade, London (2012); Couleur Locale, Arcade, London (2010); Novelty, Mirko Mayer, Cologne (2008); Visor Visitor, Fake Estate, New York (2008);Six Strings, Blow de la Barra, London (2007) and DEEDIE, The Showroom, London (2005).
Recent group exhibitions include Imagine Being Here Now, The 6th Momentum Biennial, Norway (2011) Kopf an Kopf, Oechsner Galerie, Nuremberg, (2011); and Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2010). Achaintre is represented by Arcade, London.
Raphaël Zarka (b. 1977, Montpelier, France) lives and works in Paris. He studied at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris and Winchester School of Art (UK).
Solo exhibitions include Les prismatiques, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris (2012); Gibellina, CAN Neuchatel, Switzerland (2011); Le tombeau d’Archimède, Le Grand Café, Contemporary Art Centre, Saint-Nazaire, France (2011); Principles of Roman Knowledge, Pastificio de Cerere, Rome, Italy (2011); Topographie anecdotée du skateboard, Musée des Beaux Arts, Lons le Saunier, Fance and Rhombus Sectus, Bischoff/Weiss Gallery, London (2011). Group exhibitions include D’après Giorgio, Rome, Italy (2012); Les détours de l’abstraction, Collection du MUDAM, Mudam, Luxembourg (2012); Re-generation, MACRO, Rome, Italy (2012); 2001-2011, soudain, déjà, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2011); Erre, variations labyrinthiques, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2011); Performa 11, New Visual Art Performance Biennial, New York (2011) and Le scepticisme du canapé, 4th Moscow Biennale, Art House, Moscow, Russia (2011).
"Whitewashing the Moon" is curated by Tessa Giblin and Kate Strain.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Embassy of Mexico in Ireland.
Exhibition: "Whitewashing the Moon"
Caroline Achaintre (FR), Jorge De la Garza (MX), Eleanor Duffin (IE), Barbara Knezevic (AU/IE),Raphaël Zarka (FR), and Edward Everett Hale (US)
23 August - 27 October 2012
11AM - 8PM