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 […]

Invisible Matter: On Willie Doherty’s ‘Ghost Story’ (2007)

Willie Doherty’s stunning film Secretion (commissioned for Documenta 13) has just opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. I’ll be inconversation with Willie about this work at IMMA on June 20th. http://www.imma.ie/en/page_236710.htm The text below is on the earlier film Ghost Story. This film was one of three works shown in Willie’s solo exhibition […]

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’:  http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/painter-painter   

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 […]