Talks + Events
Tour of Busáras, with Prof. Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Gavin Murphy
Thursday 26 October 2017 | 2.30pm
Venue: Busáras (meet at the entrance to the social welfare office)
Free admission, click here to book tickets.
Join artist Gavin Murphy and leading historian of early modern and modern architecture Kathleen James-Chakraborty as they lead an insightful tour of Michael Scott’s Busáras building. This tour will give visitors a rare opportunity to visit some behind-the-scenes locations in Busáras, and gain expert insight into the history of one of Dublin’s most famous modernist edifices. Gavin Murphy will discuss and highlight his research into the building, in relation to his exhibition Double Movement at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, and Kathleen James-Chakraborty will place the building in the wider context of international modernism, as well as offering her own insights into its architectural style.
Kathleen James-Chakraborty is professor of art history at the University College Dublin. She has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley; the Ruhr-Universität Bochum; and the University of Minnesota. Her most recent books include ‘Architecture since 1400’ (Minnesota, 2014) and two edited collections, ‘India in Art in Ireland‘ (Routledge, 2016) and ‘Bauhaus Culture: From Weimar to the Cold War’ (Minnesota, 2006). Ms. James-Chakraborty received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gavin Murphy is a Dublin-based artist and curator with an interest in documenting cultural spaces and histories. Solo exhibitions include ‘In Art We Are Poor Citizens’ (part of the ‘Sleepwalkers’ series, 2014) and ‘Remember’ (2010), both Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; ‘Colophon’, Oonagh Young Gallery (2012), and ‘Something New Under the Sun’, Royal Hibernian Academy (2012). Group exhibitions include ‘Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Bacon’s Studio’, BOZAR, Brussels (2013), and ‘After the Future’, eva International, Limerick (2012). He is co-director/curator of the artist-run space, Pallas Projects/Studios, and was co-editor of the recent publication Artist-Run Europe, published by Onomatopee.