Roisín McGuigan /nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃn/, /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn/ (negotiation, conversation)

Saturday 13 April – Saturday 29 June 2024
Roisín McGuigan, 1972, 2024 | Roisín McGuigan /nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃn/, /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn/ (negotiation, conversation) | Saturday 13 April – Saturday 29 June 2024 | CCA | Image: Roisín McGuigan, 1972, 2024 | photo of a generous slice of glazed sponge cake; the slice is sitting in the middle of a black-and-white-coloured plate; the white pattern is a sort of 12-sided star, with the numbers 1972 written on it, possibly twice – the cake is hiding part of the design; from our angle, 1972 is upside-down; the plate is resting on a red clot material; the cake appears to have a light dusting of sugar

CCA Derry~Londonderry presents two solo exhibitions by Roisín McGuigan (NI) and Ieva Kotryna Ski (LT), participants in the third iteration of the biennial Reciprocal Residency programme, a partnership between CCA, Lithuanian Culture Institute and Kaunas Artists’ House. The exhibitions feature new work by the artists following their participation in the residency programme.

Roisín McGuigan’s exhibition comprises a selection of works from a broad enquiry into the prevalence and importance of negotiation and conversation in our lives using installation, print and sculpture. The table as locus for both domestic and political dialogue plays a central role in this exhibition. The table is the place where difficulties are wrangled through heartfelt discussions, redrafted documents, misinterpretations, clarifications, compromises and agreements: the dining table and the boardroom table are considered equal here. Other references such as political treaties and agreements, an 18th century marquetry table, and the power of tea and cake to facilitate a good chat, merge in the resulting works that consider the role and impact of negotiations past and present, and the persistent relevance of dialogue to our collective futures.

Image: Roisín McGuigan, 1972, 2024
Saturday 13 April – Saturday 29 June 2024
5-7 Artillery Street
Telephone: +44 28 7137 3538
Opening hours / start times:
During exhibitions the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm.
Admission / price: Free

Associated sites
Design: iCulture • Privacy and cookies
day before opening reception
day of opening reception
day before open to public
day open to public
day before closing
day of closing

(e-mail addresses are not retained after the reminder is sent)