A symposium reflecting on the Arts Council’s ART :2016 programme.
Future Retrospectives offers an opportunity for the arts community, the
academic community, the media and the wider public to engage on the pivotal
role that art plays in commemoration. Whether it is to bear witness to
unheard testimonies, reflect experience, question history, reframe a dominant
narrative or offer imagined alternative histories, art must also question
itself and move forward to tell new stories in new ways.
Curated by Róise Goan, the symposium is seen
as a future retrospective, with 2016 as a key moment in a decade of
centenaries. This frame affords participating artists the opportunity to
reflect on their projects with an imagined distance, and also offers the
opportunity to question and interrogate the more contested centenaries ahead,
using their own work and the context of ART:2016 as a starting point.
The Symposium will comprise of a series of
panel discussions, short lectures, and performances from diverse voices
including artists Louise Lowe and Úna Kavanagh, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Áine Phillips, Garrett Phelan, Dan Colley and
Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin, Architectural historian Dr Ellen Rowley, Professor
Emily Mark Fitzgerald and Dr. Mairéad Enright. It will also feature a keynote
address by Deborah Shaw, Head of Programming at Britain’s Historic Royal
Palaces, who commissioned the landmark,
large scale installation of poppies at the Tower of London, Blood
Swept Lands and Seas of Red.
The event, will take
place at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin,
Pearse Street, Dublin 2,is free and tickets are available HERE (advance booking is
essential). The event will commence at 9.30am and conclude at 5.45pm.
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