There were dreams that were called modernity. Today, we are inheritors of the architectures of these dreams, but what of the dreams themselves? As part of the Ábhar agus Meon exhibition series, artists from the Green On Red Gallery intervene in the spaces of Newman House, St Stephen's Green. Featuring new works by Alice Maher, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Paul Mosse, Niamh O'Malley and Nigel Rolfe, Chronoscope explores and interrogates the residual presences and absences of the opulent spaces of Newman House, giving voice to but also subverting the dreams for a modernity that never was. Originally constructed in 1738, Newman House was the original location of University College Dublin, and notable figures such as James Joyce attended lectures in the buildings. Today, the buildings house a rich collection of artistic and superb architectural heritage.
Curated by Ian Russell in collaboration with Jerome O Drisceoil, Director of the Green On Red Gallery, the exhibition will feature new work by Alice Maher, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Niamh O’Malley, Paul Mosse and Nigel Rolfe. The exhibition is supported by the curator of Newman House, Ruth Ferguson.
Chronoscope will be open to the public 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday, 13 June-2 July 2008. Outside of these hours, the installations can be viewed on guided tours of the architecture and heritage of Newman House which can be arranged by contacting the Curator of the House (01-7167427).
More information on Newman House can be found at: http://www.ucd.ie/campusdevelopment/developmentprojects/newman_house.html.
Ábhar agus Meon, Sixth World Archaeological Congress, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
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