Art in the Contemporary World Podcast No.2: In Conversation with Willie Doherty

An edited version of the conversation that took place prior to the opening of Willie Doherty’s exhibition ‘Remains’ at Kerlin Gallery on 16th January 2014. http://www.acw.ie/2014/02/2nd-art-in-the-contemporary-world-podcast-willie-doherty-in-conversation-with-declan-long/ The talk was the latest in an ongoing series of events organised collaboratively between Kerlin Gallery and MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD, Dublin. The exhibition runs […]

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 […]

From the archives: an essay on learning to love criticism

From the archives: an essay on learning to love criticism

This is a piece called ‘An Avalanche, A Transformation’ that was published by Circa Magazine in Ireland a few years ago. It’s a pretty nostalgic reflection on an exciting moment in music criticism that was influential as I made my first, faltering efforts to write about literature and art and other things when I was a student. The piece came up in a discussion with NCAD MA Art in the Contemporary World students recently