Carla Zaccagnini in Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

(Limerick, Ireland)

Artist Carla Zaccagnini has been selected to participate in EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events that engage with the people and city of Limerick, Ireland. Since its foundation in 1977, EVA International (formerly e v+ a) has worked with some of the world’s leading artists and curators, bringing outstanding exhibitions to audiences on the west coast of Ireland. 55 Artists’ projects were selected through an international open call for proposals and exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces.

The 36th edition theme is Agitationism, which intends on simulating the struggle between the tides that pull the present towards romanticisations, utopias, ideologies, and nostalgias; and the tides that attempt to push it beyond those limitations and towards an unknown, a desire for something that remains too complex to determine today. Agitationism is the condition of living under a constant flow of agitations, including the ones that you inevitably sometimes produce yourself. However, it is also the process of ‘working through’ them with the aim of seeking adaptation to a logic situated somewhere else beyond the entrapment between past, present, and future—three tenses that overlap in the contemporary moment, creating a kind of palimpsest of half undone histories, half imagined futures, and a present of phantasms as a consequence.

The former Golden Vale Milk Plant has been transformed into temporary exhibition venues with support from Kerry Group and Limerick City of Culture 2014. Previously known as the Lansdowne Flax Mill and Cleeves Condensed Milk Factory, this vast industrial complex dominates the west bank of the River Shannon, visible from Sarsfield Bridge.

In the Kerry Group venue will be presented works from the following artists: 

Ann Böttcher, Benjamin de Búrca & Barbara Wagner, Carla Zaccagnini, Catalina Niculescu, Chimurenga, David Horvitz, Doa Aly, Elizabeth Price, Garrett Phelan, GRRRR (Ingo Giezendanner), Hassan Khan, Jacqueline Doyen, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Jenny Brady, Kjersti Andvig, Mark O’Kelly, Martí Anson, Metahaven, Neša Paripović, Nicoline van Harskamp, Nilbar Güreş, Patrick Jolley, Pauline M’barek, Per–Oskar Leu, Praneet Soi, Rana Hamadeh, Seamus Nolan, Sofie Loscher, Tom Flanagan & Megs Morley, Walid Sadek and Zachary Formwalt.

Ireland’s Biennial 2014, with Carla Zaccagnini
From 12th April to 6th July
Kerry Group (former Golden Vale Milk Plant)

North Circular Road

O’Callaghan Strand

Limerick, Ireland
Opening times
Daily: 12pm – 5pm

Closed on Bank & Public Holidays

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