Psychic Lighthouse

Friday 12 June – Sunday 30 August 2015
Susan MacWilliam, Where are the dead? 2013, neon, 135cm | Psychic Lighthouse | Friday 12 June – Sunday 30 August 2015 | The Model

Artists: Clodagh Emoe, Joachim Koester, Maria Loboda, Goshka Macuga, Susan MacWilliam, Deirdre McKenna, Stephen Rennicks • Curated by Emer McGarry

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats, The Model is delighted to present Psychic Lighthouse, an exhibition that takes his interest in the practice of magic and the quest for enlightenment as it’s point of departure. Psychic Lighthouse features the work of a number of Irish and international contemporary artists, who investigate ritual, spiritualism and occult practices – to question the boundary between the metaphysical and material worlds. As a poet Yeats used charged talismanic symbols and images, evocative rhythm and repetition to induce a magical affect that aimed to penetrate his readers’ subconscious. The work of the six contemporary artists presented in Psychic Lighthouse points to a space beyond the physical world. A place where alternative realities that cannot be pinned down by empirical means or chronological time exist; where both past and future occur in a circular fashion; and where the voices of the dead are part of human conversations. Psychic Lighthouse asks the viewer to consider what role enchantment plays in our lives and why humankind has an unshakeable desire to believe in what has been described as ‘the third way’.

Emer McGarry will lead a curator’s tour of the exhibition and a discussion on Yeats’ interest in the occult.

Candlelight Salon: Yeats Day 2015 • €15 / €12

12 June 2015 / The Model is delighted to host a magical evening of music and conversation with renowned guests, including Dr. Margaret Harper, Mark Patrick Hederman, Eimear McBride, Susan Hiller, & Vincent Woods, with music and song performed by Emer Mayock and Mary McPartlan.

Over the weekend our celebrations continue with music, drama, readings and a very special Yeatsian-themed Family Art Day on Sunday 14 June from 12 – 3pm.

Bureau of Radical Accessibility Talks: In advance of the opening of Psychic Lighthouse, we are delighted to welcome Psychic Lighthouse exhibiting artist Maria Loboda to the B.R.A next Wednesday 10 June. Come along to listen to Loboda discuss her artistic practice.

Image: Susan MacWilliam, Where are the dead? 2013, neon, 135cm
Friday 12 June – Sunday 30 August 2015
The Model
The Mall
Telephone: +353 71 914 14 05
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

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