This summer The Model presents Susan Hiller’s first comprehensive Irish solo exhibition. Hiller is a highly influential artist and has created an outstanding and diverse body of work over the last 40 years. Often inspired by postcards, place-names, automatic writing and newspaper articles, Hiller probes questions of memory, loss, the sub conscious, and the uncanny in a practice she describes as ‘paraconceptual’.
Born in 1940 in the US, and after initially studying and working in the field of anthropology, Hiller moved to London and began a career as an artist in the early 1970s. Since that time she has produced a large body of work that is largely concerned with forgotten or overlooked elements of history and cultural heritage, which is widely recognised for the depth of its interest in humanity, as well as for it’s profundity and beauty.
This exhibition features a number of key pieces dating from 1983 to the present time including Belshazzar’s Feast, 1983 The Last Silent Movie, 2007 and The J. Street Project, 2002-5 amongst others.