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Species of Space seminar

Saturday 15 May 2010, 1pm
Limerick School of Art Design, Clare Street Campus, Limerick

Six Memos presents Species of Space, a day of talks at the
Limerick School of Art  Design, Clare Street campus on Wednesday 12 May 2010.

The title of the seminar is taken from the book Espèces D’Espaces by Georges Perec, a leading figure of the OuLiPo literary movement that found creative freedom within the formal structures of language. Through the collection of observations on his surroundings and the topographical enumeration of their contents, he conveyed both the multiplicity of spatial relationships and the individual’s unique experience of spaces as a set of modular components.  His systematic approach to writing evoked an acute awareness of the network of connections between people and things.

Species of Space comes at an opportune moment with OPEN/INVITED ev+a 2010 – Matters exhibiting at eleven venues throughout the city, the establishment of the Creative Limerick initiative, the imminent redevelopment of the Carnegie Building and the launch of the LCGA off-site programme. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss ideas of space in contemporary artistic and curatorial practice, including Elizabeth Hatz (Professor of Architecture and curator of ev+a 2010 – Matters), Susan Hapgood (Director of Exhibitions at the Independent Curators International, New York), Dennis McNulty (visual artist, Dublin), James Voorhies (Director of Exhibitions at the Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus) and a panel of artists from OPEN/INVITED ev+a 2010 – Matters.

Venue: Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, Clare Street Campus, Limerick
Date: Wednesday 12 May 2010, 10am-5pm
Bookings: artgalleryeducation@limerickcity.ie | 061-310633
Full details: http://gallery.limerick.ie/Exhibitions/SixMemos/SpeciesofSpace/

About the speakers
Susan Hapgood is Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) and a fellow of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York. Exhibitions and Web projects she has organized include Extension, FluxAttitudes, Neo-Dada: Redefining Art 1958–62 and Video Divertimento. She has also written for journals including Frieze and Art in America. Her recent exhibition, Slightly Unbalanced, showed internationally-known artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Tony Oursler and Cindy Sherman, and travelled in the USA and Canada . It was an exhibition of works by artists who have focused on neuroses of various kinds in their work, using themselves and the people around them as fodder for their investigations. Elizabeth Hatz is an architect holding an AA Diploma/ SAR/MSA and is Professor of Architecture at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm . She teaches also at SAUL School of Architecture, University of Limerick . As head of SAR (Swedish Association of Architects) from 1993-4, Hatz co-founded Fargfabriken, the internationally renowned scene for Art and Architecture in Stockholm and Östersund, in the north of Sweden . Her work was exhibited at Fargfabriken in 2004, at the Art&Science Festival in 2005 and at Lund Art Hall in 2006, with the AKAD event Beginnings. Performances include Dark Light – Architectural Wanderings, video performance at Lund City Hall at the Culture Night 1994 and at the symposium Form Follows Anything, Fargfabriken 1996. Hatz curated the exhibition The Dream Museum at the National Museum in Stockholm and designed the international exhibition Traces of Congo which toured the four Scandinavian capitals from the Ethnographic Museum in Stockholm to the National Museum of Copenhagen 2002-2007. Her writings have been published in Sweden, UK and Ireland: for instance, Arkitektur, Tracings (Image of Interiority – Spatial Ambiguities, some reflections on space arising from the paintings of Wilhelm Hanmmershøi, 2003), Architecture Ireland 2008, 2009, des/Ire (Love Letter to the Island of Desire ), Gandon Editions, Dublin 2008.

Dennis McNulty is an artist based in Dublin . His installation and sound performance work deals with the friction between the planned and the unplanned especially with respect to urban space. McNulty represented Ireland at the São Paulo Bienal in 2004 and returned in 2008 with the collaborative multidisciplinary project Weightless Days . He was awarded a residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2005. Recent shows include, Nothing is Impossible at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2010), Tulca, Galway (2009), Compendium at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2009), The sound I'm looking for, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (October 2008), Encuentro de Medellin, Medellin, Colombia (April 2007), Landscape 08, The Dock, Carrick On Shannon (July 2008), Your position as much as your environment, Model Arts and Niland Galleries, Sligo,(March 2007). Solo shows include dx/dt at VOID (Derry, 2006) and framework/rupture at Green On Red, Dublin (February 2008), which was accompanied by the seminar AFTERTHOUGHTS. Curatorial projects include I think I remember at Temple Bar Gallery (2009), Underground, Dublin (June 2008), a collaboration with Peter Maybury and Volume at Temple Bar Galley & Studios (January 2009). He has also created soundtracks for the films Seaview (Still Films, 2008), Helen (Desperate Optimists, 2008) and Pyjama Girls (Still Films, 2010).

James Voorhies is Director of Bureau for Open Culture, a curatorial practice and exhibition-making programme for contemporary arts currently associated with Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio . Prior to that he was deputy director at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco . He has curated numerous exhibitions of international art, taught art history for Parsons The New School for Design, San Francisco Art Institute and worked in curatorial departments at the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beginning fall 2010 he is visiting faculty at Bennington College in North Bennington, Vermont .

Panel of artists from OPEN/INVITED ev+a 2010 - Matters : Caoimhe Kilfeather, Marilyn Lennon, Peter Maybury and Myles Shellywww.eva.ie
Image:documentation fromflexible units/still, 2009, Dennis McNulty, courtesy of the artist and Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

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