12 Irish Artists: David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Brendan Earley, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Mark Garry, Kevin Kirwan, Bea McMahon, Niamh O’Malley, Locky Morris, Dennis Mc Nulty & Tamsin Snow.
In Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Solaris (1972), psychologist Kris Kelvin mysteriously meets his dead wife on a space station. She is confused and asks Kelvin who she really is. Michel Foucault wrote in The Politics of Truth, “One of the main moral obligations for any subject is to know oneself, to tell the truth about oneself, and to constitute as an object of knowledge both for other people and oneself.” The artists in this show reflect on everyday experiences of materials, literature, music, interaction with knowledge and the incomprehensible phenomena of aspects outside of the self, which we accept but may not understand. The artists’ processes tell of their journey and the choices and mistakes made, perhaps analogous to getting to know oneself.
Curated by Aoife Tunney