Installation view of Knowledge and other myths, Gallery 1 Platform Arts, Belfast
Weejy Weejy (2016) by Tara McKeon, HD voiceover video projection
Sticky Encounter (2016) by Saoirse Wall. HD video projection in Gallery 2
Election poster (left) and info leaflet (right), part of Liberate Art (2016) by Kerry Guinan
How to Make a Masterpiece by Renèe Helèna Browne and Avril Corroon, video still
Co-authored catalogue by the artists, outside
Co-authored catalogue by the artists, inside
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Knowledge and other myths was an exhibition and accompany text that sought to validate experiential knowledges of young, female, queer, and precarious subjects. Through the appropriation of rationalist discourses the artists articulated frustrations with the unacknowledged labour of the cultural sector, the objectifying gaze of medicine, the indoctrination of patriarchal values, and the marginalising erasure of histories. This was the second of three exhibition projects by six artists engaged in reciprocal research, writing, and art practice.
Located in Gallery 1 and 2 at Platform Arts, Belfast,
5th - 20th of February, 2016
Initiated, curated and exhibited by Renèe Helèna Browne, Eimear Walshe, Avril Corroon, Kerry Guinan, Tara McKeon and Saoirse Wall
In addition to the works, the artist’s presented a co-authored catalogue of testimonials detailing oppressive experiences that prompted the production of the works. To be sent a pdf or paper version of the catalogue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A public conversation was also held between the artists, students from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and members of the public on the final day of the exhibition.