Breakpoints

Family EventsTalks

  • 23 Jun
  • 2pm - 6pm
  • All Welcome
  • Free

Join us at Rua Red Gallery on 23 June 2018 at 2pm for a special day of events marking the last day of the exhibition ORDER by Spanish artists Democracia and the national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg.

Day schedule:


2pm - 2.10pm

Performance from The Complaints Choir in Gallery 1.

2.10pm - 4pm

Breakpoints Panel Discussion with Dr. Liam Devlin, Dr. Declan Long, Dr. Emma Mahony and Dr. Irene Noy. Moderated by Dr. Sylwia Serafinowicz. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A with Democracia.

4.30pm - 6pm

ORDER/RESPONSE performance from Word Up Collective.

2pm - 6pm

Screen-printing workshop in Gallery 2.



Breakpoints: Panel Discussion


ORDER cannot be categorised. It is a call to action against the injustices of capitalism through public and private interventions; a highly produced piece of moving image - that appears both seductive and disturbing; and an elaborate operatic sound piece. Invited speakers, all specialists from different domains of cultural and politically engaged production, will respond by addressing these aspects to help identify the breakpoints of ORDER.

Speakers:


Dr. Liam Devlin

Dr. Liam Devlin is a writer and lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. His research explores the use of documentary imagery in relation to art practices that explicitly operate in social and political realms and is interested in how antagonistic socially engaged art practices are a vital force in democratic society.


Dr. Declan Long

Dr. Declan Long is Co-Director (with Francis Halsall) of the MA 'Art in the Contemporary World' and a lecturer in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture. He has published widely on contemporary art as a contributor to magazines and journals such as Artforum, Art Review, Source Photographic Review, Circa, Contemporary, a-n, and The Irish Review. Over recent years, he has been commissioned to write texts for numerous publications produced by galleries and museums. He is a board member of the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin (one of Ireland’s most internationally renowned publically-funded art spaces) and a visual arts correspondent for RTE Radio (Ireland’s national broadcaster).


Dr. Emma Mahony

Dr. Emma Mahony has worked as a lecturer in the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) since 2009. She also currently works as a post-doctoral research assistant at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, and as dissertation committee member for the Media, Art and Text PhD Programme at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also sits on the editorial board of Art & the Public Sphere journal. From 2004-8 she was Exhibition Curator for Hayward Touring, Southbank Centre, London. Dr. Irene Noy is an art historian and the author of Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017). She holds a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. Prior to that, Noy received her education from the University of Bonn, University of British Columbia and University of Edinburgh. Her research explores twentieth-century aural and visual cultures in relation to gender and senses. Dr. Sylwia Serafinowicz is the Curator at a/political, a non-profit organisation supporting socially and politically-engaged projects developed by artists. She holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and since 2010 is a regular contributor to Artforum International Magazine. She collaborated with the ICA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and numerous museums and galleries across the globe. Between 2014 and 2017 she worked as a Collections Curator at Large at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. She is a member of the AICA UK. 


Dr. Irene Noy

Dr. Irene Noy is an art historian and the author of Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017). She holds a PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. Prior to that, Noy received her education from the University of Bonn, University of British Columbia and University of Edinburgh. Her research explores twentieth-century aural and visual cultures in relation to gender and senses.


Dr. Sylwia Serafinowicz

Dr. Sylwia Serafinowicz is the Curator at a/political, a non-profit organisation supporting socially and politically-engaged projects developed by artists. She holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and since 2010 is a regular contributor to Artforum International Magazine. She collaborated with the ICA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and numerous museums and galleries across the globe. Between 2014 and 2017 she worked as a Collections Curator at Large at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. She is a member of the AICA UK.


Democracia

Democracia is an artistic collective comprised of Iván López & Pablo España based in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2001, their collaboration seeks to centre artistic production on collectivity, discourse, dissensus and conflict. Democracia’s work is characterised by their ambitious and provocative social interventions, superlative production, contemporary agitprop punk aesthetic and emancipatory content. These concerns are expressed through forms subverting and repositioning the aesthetic material and textual rhetoric of Western political cultures. In so doing, their practice presents a radical critique of societal/political/economic institutions, systems and conventions. Democracia have exhibited their work internationally at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Malaga, Spain (2018); MUCEM, Marseille, France (2017); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany (2013); Station Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (2014) Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA (2012); Tapei Biennial, Taiwan (2008); & Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweeden (2007).



The Complaints Choir


A complaints choir is doing exactly what the name suggests - it is a choir that sings complaints. What is special about the complaints choir, that anybody can take part - the only criteria is that people need to have something to complain about.


Word Up Collective

Word Up Collective was founded in early 2016, the Word Up Collective brings together, for the first time, a number of artists who have been working independently and in existing groups to present a snap shot of Ireland's burgeoning hip-hop and urban music scene. From rap to pop, soul to R'n'B and spoken word, the Word Up artists are all pushing boundaries individually and are now coming together to take their work to even greater heights. As well as a regular showcase night for both its own acts and emerging talent in Dublin, they have hosted events for Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, Cork Jazz Festival and Canalaphonic.