Illuminating Art & Ideas
Illuminations announces a new programme of exhibitions for 2014-15, including the world-renowned theorist and artist Bracha Ettinger, photography by Martin Cregg, poetry by Eavan Boland and travels with Stephen Brandes. We begin with a celebration of the sculpture ‘Dance’ by Remco de Fouw and Rachel Joynt, which will be installed outside the the Iontas building in Maynooth University in September 2014.
Rachel Joynt and Remco de Fouw –Dance: 15 September-3 October 2014
To mark the installation of the sculpture ‘Dance’ outside the Iontas building, Illuminations will be hosting an exhibition by the creators of ‘Dance’, Remco de Fouw and Rachel Joynt. Rachel and Remco are celebrated for their individual and collaborative works of public art — the exhibition at Illuminations reveals the working processes which led to the conceptualisation and construction of ‘Dance’ and gives an insight into the individual practices which merge in their collaboration. More here.
Bracha Ettinger: 6 October-24 October 2014
Bracha Ettinger is an artist and psychoanalyst and Professor at the European Graduate School. Her work has been exhibited in worldwide, including exhibitions at MOMA, the Pompidou Centre, the Palais de Beaux Arts and the Freud Museum. This exhibition will complement a series of workshops and seminars with Professor Ettinger in Maynooth and Dublin and is organised by the Gender, Performativity and Play Research Group at NUI Maynooth. More here.
Stephen Brandes: 3 November-21 November 2014
Stephen Brandes is an artist based in Cork whose most recent exhibition was at the RHA in Dublin. He has exhibited across the world in recent years. The Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch is a project which had been over four years in the making. The last major exhibition from this project, consisted of a series of twelve purposely made billboards, each presenting an episode from the travelogue for the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, and commissioned by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May 2014. Another billboard from this series travelled to Amsterdam for Kunstvlaai 2014. The exhibition is curated by Colin Graham and Stephen Brandes has been funded specifically for this exhibition by Cork County Council. More here.
A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan: 24 November-19 December 2014
Eavan Boland is one of Ireland’s leading poets. She is currently Professor of English at Stanford. Paula Meehan is Ireland Professor of Poetry. ‘A Poet’s Dublin’ celebrates the publication of a book of the same title (Carcanet, 2014). Exhibition organised by Moynagh Sullivan. More here.
Martin Cregg – Midlands: 2 February-20 February 2015
Martin Cregg is a documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited in Ireland, France, Belgium, China and Italy. He is a previous nominee for the Prix Pictet. Illuminations will show a new version of his ongoing project ‘Midlands’, a documentary essay on development and housing in the Irish Midlands. Curated by Colin Graham. More here.
Artists’ Notebooks – Kildare County Council: 23 February-13 March 2015
Over the past three years Kildare County Council have commissioned over 140 artists to fill a Moleskin notebook in whatever way they wish and deposit the finished notebook with the Council Arts Office. This exhibition will show some of the results of this project. Co-organized with Kildare County Council Arts Office. More here.