Book launch: Julia Dubsky, 'M/m.A' (New Toni Press, Kirchgasse Galerie)

24 May 2024

Artist and writer Julia Dubsky in conversation with writer and ACW contributor Nathan O'Donnell to discuss her new book, M/m.A.

Join us for the Dublin launch of artist and writer Julia Dubsky's new book, M/m.A, published by New Toni Press and Kirchgasse Galerie. This event, organised in conjunction with the MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World (ACW) at NCAD, is free and open to all. Dubsky will be in conversation with writer and ACW contributor Nathan O'Donnell.

M/m.A is a new book, designed by Laura Klimmeck, which includes a re-publishing of Dubsky's (2021) essay "M/modesty", alongside a new foreword by Rebecca O'Dwyer, thirty-three works on paper produced between 2020 and 2023, and a new essay. "Actors!!" tracks a series of encounters and anecdotes that led to a sudden personal fascination with various forms of acting, comparing the history of painting to an actor's long career, with Isabelle Huppert featuring as the chief comparator.

"'M/modesty' is a study of two modesties: one that was dictated as a rule of obligatory decorum for women in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and one that was developed as a painterly ideal by a number of male artists (both real and fictive) in France in the same era. A meditation on the possible forms and fronts of hesitancy, delay and indirectness, painter Julia Dubsky's first book is modestly scaled but promiscuous in scope."
— Amelia Groom on 'M/modesty'

This event is supported by Free Space at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Free Space creates the opportunity for artists to access space in the city for peer learning, artist exchanges, project development and presentations.