In association with Xuhui Arts Museum, Shanghai China Curated by: Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director Sirius Arts Centre Chris Hurley, Artistic Director, Cork Film Centre Exhibition Opens: Wednesday 21 July 3:00pm Xuhui Arts Museum - No.1413 Huaihai Rd. (M) - Shanghai China Running until: Saturday 31 July Gallery Hours: 9AM - 5PM Everyday Opening on Wednesday 21 July at 3:00pm a collection of works by fifteen Irish photographic and video artists will be exhibited at the Xuhui Arts Museum in Shanghai, China. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh and Chris Hurley, Artistic Director of Cork Film Centre, Cork City, “POSTCARDS FROM THE CELTIC TIGER” presents a collection of some of Ireland’s most dynamic visual artists utilising photography and video in the country today.
The exhibition features works by: MARTIN CREGG, JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM, MARK CURRAN, DAVID FARRELL, SEAN HILLEN, MAURICE GALWAY, SARAH IREMONGER, MAXIMILIAN LE CAIN, DANYY MCCARTHY, SANDRA MINCHIN, CIARA MOORE, HARRY MOORE, RICHARD MOSSE, JACKIE NICKERSON, AILBHE NI BHRIAIN and EOIN O’CONAILL. POSTCARDS FROM THE CELTIC TIGER confronts the radical contrasts resulting from massive shifts caused by the economic boom to the recent downturn, presenting a collective vision of contemporary Ireland through visual art.
Using photography, video and sound to challenge stereotypical metaphors relating to Irish landscape, or employing collage and digital imagery to respond to recent changes, the artworks range from the satirical to a subtle, visual poetry. Also included are pieces utilizing strong documentary practises and found footage reflecting current events and trends in Irish society, from the Peace Process to youth culture.
Postcards from the Celtic Tiger is made possible with support from Culture Ireland, Cork City Council, The Irish Embassy in Shanghai China, the Culture Bureau of the Xuihui district, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork Film Centre and the Arts Council. This exhibition is the next chapter of important cultural twinning activites between Cobh, Cork City and the Xuhui Disctrict in Shanghai, China. The exhibition links in with other outside events connected to Expo 2010 currently taking place in Shanghai.