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Stories Around Borders
Hugh Lane Gallery is delighted to present the international group exhibition 'Worlds Without End' - a rich and diverse series of visual stories centered around borders.
The curatorial idea for the exhibition Worlds Without End was first conceived as a research-based collaboration between Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York. Both organisations engage prominent roles in the civic and cultural life of their cities.
The existence of local and international borders has many histories with a temporary increase most recently seen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Political turbulence and displacement of people as well as the drive towards an ever-expanding economic globalisation creates a complex contradiction. Global trepidations around a rising populist push towards border fortification - exemplified by the Trump administration and an uncertainty of how the EU is shaping up post Brexit are reflected by the concerns of the artists in the exhibition. On the one hand we see a utopian vision of open borders, while on the other, a race to isolate from infection creating psychological frontiers known as borderisation – the mindset that borders create in people which further exacerbates the strain on cultural and social conditions.
“Worlds Without End encompasses the perpetuity of time - reflecting on the rise and fall of empires in looking at how borders are erected and demolished in the rhythmic flow of human revolution.” – Barbara Dawson
Featuring artworks by Lieven De Boeck (Belgium); Elaine Byrne (Ireland); John Byrne (Ireland); Tony Cokes (US); Chto Delat (Russia); Dor Guez (Israel/Palestine); Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Jordan); Dragana Jurišić (Croatia); Ari Marcopoulos (Netherlands); Raqs Media Collective (India); Dermot Seymour (Ireland) and Mark Wallinger (UK), many of whom are exhibiting in Ireland for the first time, bringing together their experiences of borders from international regions.
'Worlds Without End' is curated by Michael Dempsey, Hugh Lane Gallery’s Head of Exhibitions and Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York.
An exhibition not to be missed.
The exhibition opens in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin on 1 October 2020 and will run until 31 January 2021
Admission Free. All Welcome.
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