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Kerry Guinan—Our Celestial Sphere

For this exhibition, visual artist Kerry Guinan presents the art style ‘relational socialist realism', which has been a year in development with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award 2018. Guinan is proposing relational socialist realism as a contemporary style that recognizes the economics of social relations, the socialist potential of these relations, and the manner in which capitalism obscures this potential from view. Cues from orthodox socialist realism and contemporary relational aesthetics are merged, perhaps contentiously, to offer an ideological art strategy for the 21st century. The resulting three-part series of ambitious works engages workers from across the world in an incriminating critique of globalized capitalism and the uncertain role of contemporary art within it.

Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 12th September 2019
Associated event: 'The Politics & Ethics of Relational Aesthetics'. A panel discussion with artists Kerry Guinan and Ann Ryan, chaired by Dr. Kieran Cashell. On Thursday 26th September from 6pm.

Kerry Guinan is a visual artist and researcher based in Limerick and Dublin. Her site-specific interventions critique the interplay of art, place, and capital under neoliberalism. Guinan is a 2018/19 recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award and is also currently supported by Fingal County Council. Recent projects include The Limerick Soviet Shilling Project (2019), a public intervention curated by Ciaran Nash, STALKER (2019), an international retreat with Franko B and a/political, and Presenting the Cultural Quarter (2017), a residency, intervention and exhibition with A4 Sounds, Dublin. Kerry Guinan is the curator of this year’s TULCA Festival of Visual Arts: TACTICAL MAGIC, in Galway.

Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2019, in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Event Dates:

  • Fri, 20 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Sat, 21 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Sun, 22 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Mon, 23 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Tue, 24 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Wed, 25 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Thu, 26 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Fri, 27 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

  • Sat, 28 September 2019 12:00 - 18:00

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