21 Apr. 2018
Television & Radio / Tilo Schulz
Sean Rainbird / Sean Lynch / Omer Fast
Philippe Van Cauteren / Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Zin Taylor / Ian Nolan / Isabel Nolan
Jonathan De Winter / Leonie Young / Francis McKee
Charles Ritchie / Nikola Röthemeyer / Harun Farocki
Carsten Fock / Mark Garry and Bart Lodewijks
Dr. Hilary Pyle / Sam Keogh / Susan Hiller
Yeats Day Talk with Nicholas Robinson
Dr Tony Partridge, Odey Curbelo and Norbert Vollath
TG4's Imeall presents Jack B. Yeats, The Outsider at The Model, Sligo.
The Space Between – on Art, Audience, Poetry and Metaphor
Tilo Schulz discusses the multiple strategies he uses, to create a context for his artistic practice. He examines audience engagement, citizenship and the politics of movement in the context of previous projects, namely the Secession series, the quietly provocative public art project for Manifesta 2, and his exhibition at The Model, Tied Up and Down, how to consider force a privilege.
Tilo Schulz was born in Leipzig in 1972 and is currently living in Berlin. He is a lecturer on several university art programmes in Germany and is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig. He exhibits internationally and is equally known for his curatorial work as well as his visual arts practice.
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Sean Rainbird was appointed the new Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in 2011. With an impressive track record, Mr Rainbird was Curator/Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Tate Gallery, London from 1987 until 2006 and Director of the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart until his appointment at the National Gallery of Ireland. Rainbird discusses his curatorial and directorial practice in Stuttgart.
Sean Lynch is primarily a visual artist, but also a curator, writer and lecturer. He is interested in issues of place, architecture and social history. His visual arts practice is diverse, encompassing sculpture, photographs, installations, video and public art projects. He is author and editor of several publications and lectures on MAVIS, MA in Visual Art Practices, IADT, Dun Laoighaire. He was commissioned by The Model to make a new work Church Without a Steeple for the exhibition Into The Light, 2013.
Israeli artist Omer Fast is considered as one of the most innovative video-artists working today. Through various strategies of digital manipulation, his work draws attention to the fine line between documentary and fiction, memory, perception, and history as reflected in the present moment in time. Often shown on multiple screens, with strong audio narrative components, his video works collage footage culled from recorded interviews or from mass media, ultimately manipulating the truth index inherent to video. Fast discusses his practice in the context of the current exhibition at The Model.
Philippe Van Cauteran is artistic director of S.M.A.K. (Museum for Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium) since 2005. He has also worked as a freelance curator and publicist in Germany, Mexico, Chile and Brazil. In 2002 he was curator of the first Biennal Ceara America in Fortaleza (Brazil) and he regularly writes and lectures on contemporary art. He discusses what inspires him to curate in the context of some key projects he has developed at S.M.A.K., including the work of artist Bart Lodewijks, who has been commissioned by The Model to develop a long-term public art project in Sligo town.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born, American-based artists that collaborate on environments which fuse elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual. While their work is deeply rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which the Kabakovs came of age, their work still attains a universal significance.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov interviewed on TG4
TG4 presents Ilya and Emilia Kabakovs exhibition, Angelology, at The Model, Sligo.
Zin has become known internationally for his elaborate installations encompassing elements of performance and sculpture along with drawing, printing, and video. Narration is an essential ingredient of much of Taylor’s multifaceted work, and his stories are often culled from the undergrowth of popular culture (more specifically underground music scenes) and contemporary art lore. Journalism, research, storytelling: not surprisingly, both the spoken word and the printed word figure prominently in Taylor’s practice and many of his installations have also been accompanied by publications and/or artist books.
Ian Nolan graduated with a 1st Class Hons BFA from the National College of Art and Design in 2012 with a commendation for his original thesis “Outside of a Dog: A Phenomenological Perspective of the Built Environment”. His work deals specifically with the relationship between the individual and their environment and incorporates a wide variety of processes and mediums including external sculpture, installation, video performance and intervention. He has partaken in exhibitions in both the Netherlands and Ireland and has since been practicing and exhibiting as an artist in Dublin city and is co-director of the artists project group ArtHouse.
Isabel Nolan makes artworks that are fiercely tentative. Ideas are proposed and tested by the making and placing of new things in the world as Nolan considers how subjectivity is produced within transient horizons of meaning and expectation. The objects take different forms: sculptures, paintings, fabric hangings, and text based works. Usually they propose no overt message, nevertheless through their complexity, beauty and brittle inscrutability they insist on explication.
French artist Jonathan De Winter composes raw material sculptures, large-scale sculptures, made of industrial and found objects mostly inhabited by music, as well as paintings, questioning art history and its stake on contemporary culture. De Winter discusses his art practice in the context of his residency at The Model.
French artist Leonie Young is interested in exploring the everyday environment and the urban landscape through photography, video and drawing. She investigates the extraordinary in the everyday, with a focus on unraveling the unique quality inherent in quotidian micro-events.
From 2005 – 2008 Francis McKee was director of Glasgow International, and is currently the Director at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. His practice encompasses writing, research and lecturing. He has written extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow such as Christine Borland, Ross Sinclair, Douglas Gordon, Simon Starling and Willie Doherty. This unique talk is an insight into McKee’s current research interests.
Charles Ritchie's drawings and sketchbooks find inspiration in the artist's home, using watercolor and graphite to investigate images in series. The artist's journals have tracked his dreams and creative process steadily since 1977. Charles Ritchie discusses his art practice in the context of his residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation.
Nikola primarily focuses on the medium of drawing. Working in thematic series, she is interested in pictorial worlds, which dissolve the boundaries between objective reality and magic realism, offering reference to everyday life. The female figures within this world are often involved in ritualized occupations, acting as archaic representatives for different generations and cultures. While creating a piece of work, she goes through a complex system of working phases, including research of terminology, imagery and content, staging models in the studio. Rothemeyer's talk focuses on the themes which underpin her practice and the processes she uses in the realization of her work.
Harun Farocki is a German filmmaker and artist whose work has had a strong influence on the history of the political film since the late 1960s. Born in 1944 in former Czechoslovakia, he moved to Berlin in the sixties, where he currently resides, to study film at the German Film and Television Academy. He was editor of the journal Filmkritik from 1974 - 1984 and taught at Berkley, California from 1993 - 1999. Since 199, he has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and in 2007 exhibited his seminal film piece Deep Play at documenta 12. On the occasion of his survey exhibition at The Model, he discusses his practice as a film-maker/artist.
Carsten Fock (born in 1968) invests his drawings and paintings with abstract colour formations in shapes like ‘shreds’ and figures that constantly seem to be collapsing. In a series of work processes, he fragments these figurations time and again, reassembling and transforming them for critical scrutiny.
Born 1972, Mullingar, Ireland. Based in Ireland, Garry’s work stems from a fundamental interest in observing how humans navigate the world and the subjectivity inherent in these navigations. While Mark uses a variety of media and mechanisms in his practice he primarily focuses on institution-based installations. These delicately considered site- specific installations are measured and quiet, requiring meticulous systems of construction. They combine physical, visual, sensory and empathetic analogues, creating arrangements of elements that intersect the space and form relationships between a given room and each other.
Bart Lodewijks (NL 1972) makes chalk drawings in public and private spaces and writes about the process. During long work periods in Glasgow, Lisbon, Porto, Willemstad, Ghent, Ronse and Rio de Janeiro, his chalk drawings became deeply embedded in the social fabric of the city. Drawings and texts come together in publications.
Dr. Pyle is the foremost expert on the painter Jack B Yeats and has written extensively on his life and works, she is the author of what has been deemed the definitive biography of the great Irish artist – Jack B Yeats, A Biography
Dr. Pyle held the post of Yeats Curator at The National Gallery of Ireland, during which time she curated several important exhibitions of his work both in Ireland and abroad over a period of twenty years.
Here are two unique gallery talks on Jack B. Yeats, Enter The Clowns and The Outsider exhibitions that took place at The Model, Sligo.
Enter The Clowns
Irish artist Sam Keogh, now based in London, focuses on mixing materials of varied colour, texture and value to produce strangely familiar yet numinous objects. Keogh is interested in how matter can contain power, or the various ways that an object can become important, valuable or auratic. Through a combination of their production and display, these ‘things’ declare the contingency of their power and simultaneously return to themselves as a currency in their own right.
Hiller is a highly influential artist and has created an outstanding and diverse body of work over the last 40 years. Often inspired by postcards, place-names, automatic writing and newspaper articles, Hiller probes questions of memory, loss, the sub conscious, and the uncanny in a practice she describes as ‘paraconceptual’. On the occasion of the exhibition 'Susan Hiller' at The Model, Francis McKee discusses with the artist the core concerns which underpin her practice.
Francis McKee is a curator, writer and art critic based in Glasgow. He is currently the director of the CCA Glasgow.
“Hybridization is the ways in which forms become separated from existing practices and recombine with new forms in new practices”, (Rowe and Schelling 1991:231).
Arlene's work can be seen as a metaphor for the discussion of integration and multiculturalism as a demographic model in western society. Arlene uses classification as a form of process within her work, combining materials that highlight hybridization.
On the occasion of Yeats Day The Model is delighted to present a talk on Jack B Yeats with historian and political-cartoonist Nicholas Robinson.
Dr. Tony Partridge is a lecturer at IT Sligo who is currently pursuing research in philosophy. Partridge delivers a talk on Things That Quicken the Heart, taken from the 10th century Japanese courtly Lady Sei Shonagon’s intriguing list to contemporary art and film clips. This is followed by a discussion between visual artist Odey Curbelo and composer/sound artist Norbert Vollath who discuss their collaboration and how each work was created in the context of the exhibition Into The Field.