Curated by Aoife Banks
Emerging Curator in Residence Programme 2021
Shiftings explores the untold stories of Ireland’s colonial past, bringing alternative histories and othered voices to the fore. Artefacts laid buried for centuries; communities forgotten and stories gone untold. Through the act of digging up the past and speculating what could have been, we may unearth knowledge that reveals a collective cultural memory seen anew through queer, feminist and decolonial perspectives.
Shiftings is the first instalment in a three-part curatorial project that explores the shifting of perspectives in three chapters: Past, Present and Future. Positioning othered voices to the fore and providing new lenses with which to view our world, each exhibition will focus on an artist or artists whose work teases out alternative histories, hidden narratives and speculative futures.
Artists: Kian Benson Bailes, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Ursula Burke, Ruth Clinton, Maeve Coulter, Niamh Moriarty and Katharine West
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s video work ‘Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre’ is viewable online. Please email inscriptions.of.an.immense.
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty’s film ‘Flicker’ is viewable online at Kilkennyartsoffice.ie
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