Dorothy Cross and Mark Garry, Island: New Art from Ireland

Galleria Civica di Modena

20 June - 15 September 2013

Mark Garry
Where oil meets water, 2010
Beads and thread
dimensions variable-ceiling mounted
dimensions variable ceiling mounted  


Curated by Fiona Kearney. At Palazzina dei Giardini from 20th June to 15th September

This 20th June at 9pm the Palazzina dei Giardini in Modena will host the opening of the exhibition entitled ‘Island. New Art from Ireland’, curated by the director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery of the University College Cork, Fiona Kearney, and financed with a contribution from Culture Ireland. The group show constitutes the second step in an international collaboration project which witnessed the arrival in Ireland of 80 photographs selected from the Galleria civica di Modena Photography Collection (“The Artist's Eye”,on show until 7th July at the Glucksman). The exhibition features the work off five contemporary artists resident in Ireland, with some 20 works including photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, films, videos and installations, all produced post-2000, thus covering a crucial period for Ireland and for Europe, throughout which the exuberance and optimism for the new millennium led into global economic crisis.


The chosen artists – Dorothy Cross, Damien Flood, Mark Garry, Martin Healy and Niamh O’Malley – are called upon here to investigate the theme of the island, with particular reference to Ireland: a task which they go about by picking up on various aspects of island culture, and examining how it may grow and thrive once again in years to come.

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