17 heads 14 handles: MA in Art & Process Exhibition
Opening Reception Thursday 20 November at 7pm
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design is pleased to present the annual exhibition by students of the MA in Art & Process.
Artists Maxim Bär, Laura Jordan Bhattacharya, Sarah Jayne Booth, Vena Naskręcka, Eleanor Phillips, Brian Mac Domhnaill, Cliodhna O’ Riordan, Jennifer Redmond, Ali Raza, and Mieke Vanmechelen will be showing a collection of works and staging events during the course of the exhibition.
The exhibition focuses on the investigations and processes of the group. By approaching contemporary practice via experimentation and research each artist has developed their own unique working methodology.
The familiar analogy of ‘Trigger’s broom’ from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ demonstrates the common ground shared by the artists, that of the concept being as important as the ‘objects’ they make. Trigger reveals that he has owned the same broom for 20 years but in that time it has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles. This in turn relates to the concept of Walter Benjamin in respect of the ‘aura’ and authenticity in art and subsequently Theodor Adorno’s theory of an artwork being something other than a thing. Throughout the MA the students have looked critically at their role as artists and engaged with the expanding discourses of art practice today.
A publication will follow in the New Year that will feature critical essays and documentation of the exhibition and associated events. The MA:AP students will also be collaborating with and participating in The Land of Zero, a seminar and exhibition initiated and curated by Maud Cotter in collaboration with Pluck Projects. This will be running concurrently with the MA show. For further details visit www.thelandofzero.com.
Closed 1 and 2 December
10 - 19 Sullivan's Quay, Cork