From the Archives: On Fergus Feehily

From the Archives: On Fergus Feehily Here’s a piece I wrote a few years ago on the marvellous Irish artist Fergus Feehily. Fergus is about to feature in a terrific-looking new survey of contemporary painting at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis called ‘Painter Painter’:   

Not Entirely Related: Notes and Speculations on the Recent Art of Isabel Nolan

Written for the book accompanying ‘A Hole into the Future’: an exhibition curated by Séamus Kealy and  Lóránd Hegyi for The Model, Sligo and Musée d’art moderne, Saint-Etienne Métropole 2011/2012. The book also included texts by Graham Harman, Seamus Kealy and Isabel Nolan.  1. I … have so much to do in unravelling certain human […]

From the Archives: A Roundtable on Contemporary Art & Ireland

This piece was published in a special Contemporary Art themed issue of The Irish Review a few years ago. It’s a roundtable discussion on the ways in which the idea of the nation is (or isn’t) relevant to contemporary art practice. The participants in the discussion are Daniel Jewesbury (artist) Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith (critic), […]

From the archives: on ‘theanyspacewhatever’ at the Guggenheim, New York (Art Review, October 2008)

      A retrospective of right now? A themed exhibition without a theme? A meticulously imagined mise en scene, designed for a specific, iconic setting, that is also a hazily open situation, a blank space to be filled in? How can we best begin to capture the intriguingly contradictory aspirations of theanyspacewhatever, a landmark […]