YEAR – 1 CORE LPP MODULE GALLERY VISIT SCHEDULE AND ASSINGMENT 1 BRIEF ncadjarmstrong.com ASSIGNMENT ONE Written assignment to review an exhibition or gallery display 800 -1000 words. Due on 29/11 9.30am 'Art in the real world' Write a review of an exhibition or display in a museum/gallery that you have visited recently for an arts magazine. Your review should contextualise the artwork from a social, cultural and historical perspective. No longer than 1,000 words and no shorter than 800. Include references and citations. IMMA; Irish Museum of Modern Art Friday, Nov. 1st, 10:00 HOW TO GET THERE Museum Entrance on Military Road By Luas: Red line to Heuston Station, 5 minute walk to Museum entrance on Military Road. For further information about Luas please click here By bus: Buses to Heuston Station (5 minutes walk via Military Rd): 26 from Wellington Quay; 51, 79 from Aston Quay; 90 Dart Feeder Bus from Connolly and Tara Street Stations to Heuston Station. Buses to James St (5 minutes walk via steps to Bow Lane onto Irwin St and Military Rd): 123 from O'Connell St/Dame St; 51B, 78A from Aston Quay. The first major retrospective of Leonora Carrington's work in Ireland, this iconic exhibition is a timely rediscovery of this Surrealist painter and her role in the Surrealist art movement. Carrington is known for her figurative dreamscapes filled with extraordinary and complex narratives informed by her rich interest in mythology, alchemy, fairy tales and the occult. Leonora Carrington The Celtic Surrealist comprises some 50 paintings, eight sculptures, eight tapestries, and 20 works on paper from the 1940s onwards, holds a particular focus on the imagery that enchanted her as a child and on the cultural influences of Mexico. Gallery of Photography Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Friday, Nov. 8th, 11:15 In 1969 the largest evacuation of refugees since World War II took place in Ireland as thousands of people fled across the border to escape the unfolding conflict in Northern Ireland. In subsequent years the border counties continued to be heavily impacted; many people were injured or killed in bombings and shootings whilst others were imprisoned or displaced. Following the Good Friday Agreement and the cessation of overt conflict the issue arose of how to address the legacy of conflict. Aftermath sets out to explore hidden histories, unresolved antagonisms, and personal hopes and dreams. The project brings together people directly affected by trauma to share their experiences through photography, film and music. Filmmaker and Aftermath director Laurence McKeown and commissioned artist Anthony Haughey have worked closely with victims/survivors of the northern conflict, asylum seekers, refugees and people displaced by conflict. Hugh Lane Gallery Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 Friday, Nov. 15th, 10:00 Jim Ricks’s installation for the Sleepwalkers series, Bubblewrap Game: Hugh Lane, presents a diverse collection of objects – including paintings from the Hugh Lane’s collection, borrowed works and flea-market kitsch – all displayed on an equal level. There is no judgment made on the respective cultural, aesthetic, historical or market worth of each object, yet each is linked to the next on a single shelf in a circumnavigation of the curved walls in Gallery 8 at The Hugh Lane. This combination of diverse objects set side by side to create new meanings can be seen as a form of collage. The artist has called this method ‘Synchromaterialism’. The trail of objects can be followed in either direction around the curved room with no fixed starting point. Viewers are invited to create their own narratives and connections between the objects on display. Think about the meaning and purpose of the exhibition and the artwork. Ask yourself the following questions: "Why are the art pieces ordered or arranged this way?" "Does a particular artwork stand out from the rest?" "Is there a theme or a subtext to the exhibition?" "How is this exhibit different from others I've seen?" "How is this work representative of a medium, style, period, or typology?" "What is the artist/maker trying to say and who is their audience?" "What broader issues – are reflected in this exhibition?" Take notes on the elements that interest you.