Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art

Friday 2 April – Saturday 8 May 2010
Andrew Kearney, Silence, 2001, fabric inflatable orb with internal sound to light system, diameter 5 meters | Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art | Friday 2 April  – Saturday 8 May 2010 | VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art selects some of the most exciting contemporary master-works of the Noughties, including seminal works by leading Irish artists. Experiential works draw audiences into new sensory engagements through Andrew Kearney’s pulsing orb, which responds to sounds outside the gallery and Connolly / Cleary’s audience-interactive video installation Plus/Minus.

John Shinnors presents his eighteen part painting series Scarecrow Portraits, Eamon O’Kane invites the visitor to participate in his DIY furniture fabrication studio. Visitors experience Amanda Coogan’s iconic documented performance Adoration. Further reflecting on our obsession with consumerism, Caroline McCarthy and Seamus Nolan document sculptural objects which reveal their fascination with the use of materials discarded by society.

The compelling works of Sarah Browne, Joe Duggan and Sean Lynch take very differing views on how values are determined in social contexts. While Aideen Barry’s new film work playfully investigates the effects of personal and societal pressures. Tom Molloy presents a delicate series of cross-stitch portraits of the forty-four First Ladies of the USA and Ciara Finnegan’s lyrical documentary film looks at an active age group choreograph a dance.

The Link Gallery features some of the largest and most dynamic pieces in the show by John Shinnors, Andrew Kearney (see above), Seamus Nolan and Eamon O’Kane.

Image: Andrew Kearney, Silence, 2001, fabric inflatable orb with internal sound to light system, diameter 5 meters
Friday 2 April – Saturday 8 May 2010
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