Join artists Declan Clarke and Gerard Byrne as they discuss the exhibition ‘The Hopeless End of a Great Dream’ and Declan’s artistic practice to date.
Tuesday 31 May 2016 | 6pm
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Artist and filmmaker Declan Clarke will participate in a public conversation with artist Gerard Byrne, on the occasion of Clarke’s exhibition The Hopeless End of a Great Dream at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. The 16mm film commission was shot entirely on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin, using the diversity of architecture within Trinity’s walls as a backdrop and metaphor for the last 100 years of Irish history. Join Declan and Gerard as they discuss the work and Declan’s artistic practice to date.
b. Dublin 1974
Studied: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and Chelsea College of Arts, London.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles; Farbvision, Berlin, both forthcoming in 2016; Geist Trilogie, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway (ongoing); Wreckage in May, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, 2015; Group Portrait with Explosives, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin, 2014. In 2015, Clarke's film Group Portrait with Explosives won the Jury Prize at the 31st Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
b. Dublin 1969
Gerard Byrne is a visual artist working with photographic, video, and live art. In 2007 he represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale. Other major presentations of his work at international biennials include the biennales of Gwangju and Sydney in 2008, Lyon in 2007, the Tate Triennial in 2006, and the Istanbul Biennale in 2003. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the ICA Boston and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (both 2008), Dusseldorf Kunstverein, the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2007), the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2003) and at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2002). In 2006 he was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn award. He is represented in London by Lisson Gallery and in Stockholm by Galerie Nordenhake.