Willie Doherty & Brian Maguire in Outposts
Glucksman, Cork, Ireland
1 December 2017 – 11 March 2018
Outposts: Global borders and national boundaries focuses on the ways in which artists have depicted and challenged the boundary divisions that distinguish nations in an increasingly globalised world. Artists are often the beneficiaries of international travel and exchange, traversing borders while exploring the realities of segregation and, in their work, revealing alternative viewpoints to political and economic narratives.
Featuring Irish and international artists, Outposts explores the tension between a world which is more mobile even as nationalist politics draws up harder, more exclusive borders. From Hrair Sarkissian’s documentation of the disputed, self-proclaimed independent Republic of NagornyKarabakh to Willie Doherty’s representations of the temporal and physical boundaries between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Brian Maguire’s and Teresa Margolles’ respective explorations of the Mexican border region of Ciadud Juarez, and Katharina Cibulka’s sculptural intervention of wooden shingles from historically contested South Tyrol, Outposts situates itself within these interstitial spaces.