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. 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