Fergus Browne and David Jordan review Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination. Read the full article on the Architecture Ireland website.
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Sense of Place Walking Tours
A series of FREE walking tours has been programmed with Orlaith Ross from Making Space in conjunction with Mary-Ruth Walsh, whose work is included in the Phoenix Rising exhibition. Tours leave from the gallery at 2pm on the following dates: Thursday 19 February, Saturday 28 February (FULLY BOOKED), Thursday 5 March and Saturday 14 March. Join Orlaith Ross in an exploration of the local area connecting the work inside the gallery to the city outside.
Book online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sense-of-place-walking-tour-with-orlaith-ross-in-conjunction-with-the-phoenix-rising-exhibition-at-tickets-15614145329.
Satellite Image Capture Event with Cliona Harmey
12:30-4:15pm, Saturday 28 February
FREE drop-in event for all ages exploring the technology behind the artist’s installation, Fixed Elsewhere.
For timetable details see: http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1290-live-satellite-image-capture-event.
Coffee Conversation with Stephen Brandes
11am, Wednesday 4 March
Join the artist for a talk followed by tea or coffee in the café to allow for further discussion. Fee €5 at the Gallery Reception.
Artist’s talk by Stephanie Nava
2pm, Thursday 12 March
Hear the artist discuss her project Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory), an extract from which is on view in Phoenix Rising. FREE. With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland.
Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination continues to 29 March.
Phoenix Rising: Installation Views at The Hugh Lane
Upcoming Coffee Conversations with Exhibiting Artists
Visitors are invited to join artists for a talk followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the cafe, to allow for further discussion.
Fee €5 at the Gallery Reception. See http://www.hughlane.ie for further information.
11am, Wednesday 28 January 2015
11am, Wednesday 4 February 2015
Unwritten City: Vagabond Reviews discuss Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles
11am, Wednesday 4 March 2015
What is Phoenix Rising?
Phoenix Rising is an exhibition that will reflect on urban experience and civic ideals through contemporary art. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes and which attempted to re-imagine Dublin as “the phoenix of cities” during a period of economic, social and political strife. The 1914 Civic Exhibition was held in the former Linen Hall and featured diverse exhibits and entertainments and a related summer school. This exhibition in 2014 will present contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city.
Phoenix Rising takes place following another time of economic crisis and reflects a recent re-emergence of the term ‘civic’ in public debate. A related programme of film screenings, workshops, talks and discussions will further explore themes such as: historical and contemporary conceptions of the civic, the legacy of Geddes in Dublin, the role of art in public life, the civic role of art institutions, future and imagined cities, housing and urban ecology.
This newsletter will present research generated in the lead-up to and during the exhibition. It will feature diverse contributions including material generated in workshops and other events at the gallery and interviews with artists involved such as Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh. Printed copies will be available in the exhibition space and it will have an online presence at civicimagination.wordpress.com or the exhibition pages on the gallery website www.hughlane.ie. This first issue provides a background to the Civic Exhibition and the work of Geddes in Dublin.
For further information or to contribute, please contact: Logan Sisley, Exhibitions Curator email@example.com.