Tacita Dean, Jeremy Millar and Nashashibi / Skaer*: The Other Dark
Curator Kirstie North in conversation with artist Jeremy Millar 15 July 2pm
*Screenings of Our Magnolia by Nashashibi / Skaer on Saturdays throughout the exhibition.
This exhibition brings together a number of art-historical works by Tacita Dean, Jeremy Millar and Nashashibi/ Skaer (Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer). Each of these works revisits, restages, or refers to a celebrated moment in art history by recalling older artworks by Robert Smithson, Albrecht Dürer, Aby Warburg and Paul Nash. The exhibition introduces what the curator Kirstie North has called a new ‘art historical turn’ operating in contemporary art practice, drawing from her PhD thesis on this theme completed in 2016. This research argued that the recent revival of interest in art historical representation, combined with a preference for analogue mediums, is symptomatic of a problematic relationship with digital technology – especially as it relates to memory, art historical memory, and artists’ mediums. In various ways each work in the exhibition deals with loss and lost time through absent art objects, almost obsolete mediums, and outmoded methods of display.
Kirstie North is an art historian and independent curator who currently teaches in the history of art department at UCC. She has published writing on Tacita Dean, Jeremy Millar, Aby Warburg and Sean Lynch.
Tacita Dean is an English artist who lives and works in Berlin. Primarily working in film, she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and was awarded the Unilever commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2011.
Jeremy Millar is an artist based in London and Ramsgate, and senior tutor in Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art, London. Millar has published widely on contemporary art and curated numerous national and international exhibitions.
Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer are artists based in Liverpool and Berlin respectively. They work collaboratively as Nashashibi/ Skaer. Rosalind Nashashibi has recently been nominated for the Turner prize 2017 and won Beck’s Futures in 2003, Lucy Skaer represented Scotland at the Venice biennale in 2007 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009.
Kindly supported by Cork County Council and History of Art, UCC.
Cobh, Co. Cork