An afternoon-long seminar organised by the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS, IADT) in association with Dublin City Council Arts Office on
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 2-5pm
at The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery.
MAVIS will host a seminar, featuring invited curators, artists and educators. Mariana Cánepa Luna and Max Andrews, Barcelona-based curatorial office Latitudes, will speak about their project entitled 'Incidents of Travel' (Casa del Lago, Mexico City, and Spring Workshop, Hong Kong) for which artists developed day-long city tours as a form of expanded studio visit. Aisling Prior, independent curator, will speak about Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration Limited per cent for art commissions, reflecting on a range of issues including the media’s label of “Poverty Tourism” being attached to Seamus Nolan’s short stay “Hotel Ballymun” located in the top floor of Clarke Tower. Sean Lynch artist will present a collection of his research into how art objects and creative intentionality exist in the public realm: Minujin, Serra, Vermiculation, etc., will feature, and will be linked them in an argument about the value of allegory (a la Smithson and Craig Owens) and the use of assoicative language and puns (in a Freudian sense, where he argues puns are the most economical way of communication). The discussion will be chaired by Amanda Ralph, artist and Programme Director MAVIS. Those wishing to book a place at this free event should email
Mariana Cánepa Luna and Max of Andrews, independent curators
Since 2005, the duo have initiated and developed contemporary art projects in association with institutions and collaborated with artists in productions encompassing a range of organizational forms and scales: genres of display and presentation; editorial practice and publication; forms of assembly, hosting and programming; as well as theoretical and interpretative contexts. Currently Mariana and Max run Latitudes, an independent curatorial office in Barcelona.
Aisling Prior, independent curator
Aisling Prior is an independent curator. She was the founder director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and of the Galway Film Centre, and was the director of the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland (VAI) where she presented new commissioning models and artists’ opportunities. She was the founding Director and Curator of Breaking Ground, the Ballymun Regeneration Limited per cent for art commissions programme (01-’08). As a freelance curator she has worked with several public bodies, implementing innovative approaches to commissioning artists to work in new and expanded contexts. Over the past four years she has curated over twenty artists for publicly funded commissions and is an advisor to the Arts Council of Ireland.
Sean Lynch, artist
Sean Lynch was educated in fine art at the Stadelschule, Frankfurt, and Limerick School of Art and Design. He is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin. Recently he has exhibited at neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Camden Arts Centre, London, and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, amongst others. He has upcoming solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford and the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.
Amanda Ralph, artist
Amanda Ralph is an artist whose practice is based on ideas generated though consideration of material in the public realm. Amanda is Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She holds an M.Sc. from Trinity College Dublin, an MFA from the University of Arizona Tucson, and a BA(Hons) from the National College of Art and Design Dublin. Awards include Fulbright Scholarship, a one-year artist residency at the International Studio Programme at PS1 Museum of Modern Art, New York, a three-year artist residency at the Fire Station Artist's Studios, Dublin and Arts Council of Ireland bursaries. Amanda is currently a member of the International Association of Art Critics, Ireland and Advisory Board member of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.