This event will accompany the exhibition This Ain’t No Fooling Around, curated by leading US art critic Joseph R. Wolin, which runs at the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin until 6 May.
Along with the curator, artists Tom Molloy, Stephen Andrews and Marc Handelman will participate in the discussion, chaired by Professor Liam Kennedy, Director of UCD’s Clinton Institute of American Studies.
The exhibition also includes work by Josephine Meckseper, Steve Mumford and Barbara Pollack. These six artists are among the few who have chosen to address America’s military involvement in Iraq head-on and allow the imagery of war and its repercussions to shape their work.
This thought-provoking body of work incorporates images from the war in Iraq and its ripple effects around the world. The images are of scenes that have been observed directly – by artists who have visited Iraq - or mediated through news sources and the internet. Each of the artists engages with a different aspect of war and its imagery, examining this visual information to lay bare underlying rhetoric and ideology. This work can be viewed as a showcase of varying approaches to art during wartime, and as such offers the starting point for this Critical Voices discussion about the ways in which art engages with the ‘real’.
Admission to the panel discussion is free and bookings are advisable. For tickets please telephone 01 661 2558, ext. 105.
This Ain’t No Fooling Around will run at the Rubicon Gallery, 10 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, 6 April – 6 May, Tuesdays – Saturdays 12.00 - 18.00. For further information on the exhibition please call Tel: 01 670 8055.