Thursday, October 31, 2013
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Issue 7 of The Fold was launched on May 17th at the Oonagh Young Gallery. This issues theme is time and was kindly supported by The Five Lamps Festival and the Dublin City Arts Office. It will be available from Oonagh Young Gallery, The Lab, The Project, The Douglas Hyde, The RHA, The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery and The Model Arts Centre Sligo. This issue features work by Susan McWilliams, Paul Nugent, Saoirse Higgins, Tracy Hanna, Cliona Harmey, Fiona McDonald, Ronnie Hughes, Jonathan Hunter, Jason Oakley, Kathryn Maguire, Laura Carter, Cora Cummins, Alison Pilkington and Seodin O Sullivan
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This next issue of The Fold will be part of an exhibition, taking place in Dun Laoghaire in September 2011 entitled ‘Essomenia’. Essomenia is a hybrid term derived from an obsolete word from the 1700’s – essomenic – which refers to the future predicting quality of nature of objects and individuals. For example “crystal balls are essomenic”.
For The Fold: The Future, we have invited Jonathan Carroll, Brian Fay, John Graham, Wendy Judge, Stephen Loughman, Bea McMahon, Padraic E Moore, Isabel Nolan, Marcus Oakley to contribute works. The issue also includes work selected from an open callout to final year and postgraduate art students – by Aideen Carroll, Andrew Carroll, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarity, Paul Doherty, Kevin Gaffney & Sally – Anne Kelly, Sam Keogh, John Ryan, David Thomas Smith. Alongside these we have additional contributions by Rachael Gittins, Alison Pilkington and Cora Cummins.
What does it mean to be future orientated – to be a futurist in the 21st century?
The future has been a subject of both melancholic and optimistic (and even ecstatic) contemplation, inspiration, anxiety and joy for generations of artist’s philosopher’s, writer’s, designers, politicians, activists and visionaries – as well as, of course – the populace at large.
Is the notion of hopeful visions of the future viable? Has the time passed when the future can hold positive possibilities? Or nowadays is ‘the future’ just a matter of modernist nostalgia? Can and should we hope again – even these compromised commoditized times?
Many see glimmers of possibility for change amongst the rubble of collapse. In the current context of of global market collapse; government upheavals; and international protest, The Fold opens its pages to reflections, predictions or fantasies of what the future means to the current generation of art students and artists?
Special thanks due to:
Dun Laoghaire County Council Arts Office
Brian O’Kane at The Tearooms, Peoples Park
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Monday, March 14, 2011
image: Superstudio A Journey from A to B 1969
The Future – Open Call
Submissions are sought from final year and postgraduate art students for the next issue of The Fold; which will explore the theme of ‘The Future’.
Submissions can be visual documentation of artworks, written responses, drawings, photography or digital images. Successful submissions will be included in the next edition of The Fold alongside invited artists work.
The publication will be circulated this autumn as part of an exhibition / event that will take place in Dun Laoghaire.
The Fold is an occasional publication that gathers artists together on the ‘space of the page’ to consider a particular issue of theme.
Some Themes & Ideas
What does it mean to be future orientated, to be a futurist in the 21st century?
The Future has been a subject of both melancholic and optimistic (and even ecstatic) contemplation, inspiration, anxiety and joy for generations of artist’s philosopher’s, writer’s, designers, politicians, activists and visionaries – as well as, of course, the populace at large.
Is the notion of hopeful visions of the future – for a time when the future meant positive possibilities _ just a matter of modernist nostalgia? Or can and should we hope again – even these compromised commoditized times? Many see glimmers of possibility for change amongst the rubble of collapse …
In the current context of environment of global market collapse; government upheaval; international protests The Fold opens its pages to reflections, predictions or fantasies of what the future means to the current generation of art students and artists?
Submissions should be sent on CD (images should be no smaller than 5-6mb in file size or larger and saved as 300 dpi CMYK files).
Written submissions should be up to 500 words max and saved as Microsoft word files
A hard copy of each entry (egg. thumbnails of images, prints out of text) with captions, artist names and contact details) needs to be included with entry.
Entries should include name email address and telephone number.
Closing date for submissions: Thurs June 30th
Send submissions to: The Fold, C/O VAI 37 North Great Georges Street Dublin 1
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Monday, May 10, 2010
The Fold issue 5 was part of Re-Public exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios curated by Dr Daniel Jewesbury in Feb. 2010.
Middle class heroes turned to the knotty issue of class with a specific focus on Richard Floridas seminal and troubling book The Rise of the Creative Class (2002).
Contributions by: Cora Cummins, Lynda Devenney, Jason Oakley, Alison Pilkington, Tara Byrne, Nevan Lehart, Stephan Loughman, Mary Anne Bolger, Diego Velazquez and Padraig Robinson.
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