The Model is delighted to partner with the British Council in this centenary year of the 1916 Rising on an exhibition drawn from the British Council Collection. Art collections by their very nature rarely convey a definitive narrative of the development of artistic practice. In many ways they come into being hostages of fortune, with acquisitions dictated by the shifting economic, political and social concerns of their time. Each collection is a babble of riotous voices telling of the myriad concerns and questions at the heart of every individual artwork. Narrative threads once caught, quite often disappear, giving us glimpses but rarely the full story.
Ghosts of Other Stories explores works within the British Council Collection where threads of lost stories or forgotten histories flash momentarily into the light. Each work has at its heart an elusive or mysterious quality that speaks of a story passing into history – untold, unheard or interrupted.