*POSTPONED - apologies for any inconvenience, this talk will be rescheduled*
Coffee Conversation - Wednesday 21 July at 11am
In a new initiative, Hugh Lane Gallery is moving its summer programme onto the street. Joining up with artist Asbestos we are presenting a contemporary response to 'From Secret Block to ROSC' our centenary celebration display of Joseph Beuys work in the gallery from 14 July - 31 October 2021. 'Pass Freely' is at 40/41 O’Connell Street with a large mural on the side wall of the AIB building and hoarding.
Asbestos' mural takes the form of a figure made of painted burnt matches. Each one represents a person who has sadly died from Covid-19. During its lifetime the mural will be updated with more matches until such time as when the pandemic has passed. The hoarding features a quote from Joseph Beuys book 'The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland' (1974): "pass freely from one level of existence to another..."
In this online talk, Asbestos discusses this new work, as well as previous works.