Sunday 25 January at 5:30pm will see the launch of The Hugh Lane's latest publication, Sleepwalkers.
Simon Critchley will launch our new publication.
Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little… Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Faith of the Faithless, Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society (with Tom McCarthy) and Stay, Illusion! - The Hamlet Doctrine (with Jamieson Webster). An experimental new work, Memory Theatre, and a book called Bowie were both published in September 2014. He is moderator of ‘The Stone’, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor. He has contributed to the Sleepwalkers publication with a text titled “CONTEMPORARY ART IS AN EASY THING TO HATE”.
The publication extends the process that made up The Hugh Lane’s Sleepwalkers project. Artists Clodagh Emoe, Jim Ricks, Sean Lynch, Linda Quinlan, Lee Welch and Gavin Murphy have used the project as a place for research in the course of developing a solo exhibition at the gallery during 2012–14 and the publication in 2015. With each exhibition, the artists investigated the changing role of the museum and curator, as well as the collection and history of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Co-Published by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Ridinghouse. Edited by Michael Dempsey and Logan Sisley; Pages created by the participating artists in this publication are accompanied with texts by Simon Critchley, Michael Dempsey, Chantal Mouffe, Karsten Schubert and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll exploring current questions such as ‘what is an exhibition?’ and ‘how does the form of an exhibition come into being’?