23 June, 14:00 to 17:30
Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room, No. 90 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2.
A public symposium at the National Gallery of Ireland organised by the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art.
To celebrate the exhibition Sarah Pierce: Pathos of Distance a collaboration with the ESB CSIA , this public symposium reflects on the role of research in art history and contemporary art practice and their potential relationships.
Created by Sarah Pierce, ‘Pathos of Distance’ is a large scale installation at the National Gallery of Ireland exploring the representation of Irish migrants and diaspora in visual art. It is the product of a research project in which the artist worked with art historians and curators at the ESB CSIA to investigate the visual history of Irish Diaspora. In ‘Pathos of Distance’, Pierce presents and interprets some of the project’s research findings through the medium of her contemporary art practice. This approach to the presentation of art historical research provides opportunities for diverse and distinct methods of communication and public engagement.
Employing this project as a point of departure, a panel of speakers including: Dr Brian Fay (DIT), Dr Sinead Hogan (IADT), Dr Declan Long (NCAD), Dr Sarah Pierce, Dr Yvonne Scott (TCD), and Logan Sisley (DCGHL) will explore the similarities and differences in research and presentation in art history and practice, as well as the opportunities presented through their interaction and collaboration.
This event is free, but booking is required: /nationalgallery.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/87