ICONOCLAST | BEN GEOGHEGAN | 126 ARTIST-RUN GALLERY | GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL | 16 – 29 JULY 2012
126 in association with the Galway Arts Festival present:
16th – 29th July 2012
Opening reception: Wed 18th July, 7pm
Image: LT Self Portrait aged 33, 2010. RT Bobble Hat collaboration with Granma Geoghegan, 2011/12
Offering an opportunity to meditate upon the grandeur of history and as an analogy for the particularity and sameness of our experience, especially in an age of increasing homogeneity; when the sustainability of our existence is everyone’s concern.
The exhibition concerns itself with the history of Art and ‘exhibition’ and is not alone among contemporary discourse in this respect, but intends to maintain a level of playfulness and humour that can be accessible, and engaged with popular culture, whether it’s the history and discourse of photography or painting, etc.
Through ‘Iconoclast ‘ it is intended that there materialises a specfic condition of exposure that is essential to Art and offers a critical commentry on the ways in which presentation bestows value and addresses constituencies. Through combining production modes of making and presenting (at once creative, analytic, interpretive) and by inhabiting the roles of photographer, curator, designer, critic, fabricator and historian (all under the rubric of Visual Practitioner), the works presented in this show celebrate a challenge to cherished beliefs, be those, of Church, State, and the institution of Art itself ?
126 is supported in kind by Eight Bar & Restaurant and the Traditional Cheese Co.
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1pm – 6pm (16th – 29th July)