Nigel Rolfe – The Burning Frame

Nigel Rolfe – The Burning Frame

On September 11, Nigel Rolfe performed a new work entitled Red as part of this show, in which materials familiar from his forty year career played a significant role: flour, salt, milk, powdered pigment and the artist’s own unmistakable head. He used it like a...
Ewa Partum – Installation and Provocations

Ewa Partum – Installation and Provocations

An internet search for any female artist tends to turn up more images of the woman than the work. In the case of this pioneering, Polish feminist artist the two are predominantly the same thing. Partum’s Limerick show opens with a freshly signed wall text that reads:...

Tino Sehgal – This Situation at IMMA

Those who prefer art to sit quietly on the wall and to encounter it with only their thoughts for company, pay attention now: Tino Sehgal’s This Situation at The Irish Museum of Modern Art is for you. It’s for you because you may not like it at first. It’s for you...

Art Criticism Now at The LAB

On 26 May 2011 I took part in a panel discussion as part of the Art Criticism Now event at The LAB in Dublin. The following is based on the notes I took during the event, specifically during the keynote address by writer David Berridge of the London-based blog Very...

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