Public Art Commission: Alice Rekab 'Truth, Flags, Identity'

18 — 25 September 2020

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents a new public artwork Truth, Flags, Identity by Alice Rekab.

Alice Rekab takes their own mixed-race Irish identity as a starting point for a multiplatform visual intervention online and into Dublin’s landscape, activating conversations around race, place and belonging in the context of Irish life. Rekab re-appropriates two Dublin City Council flag poles along Wellington Quay adjacent to TBG+S and presents Migration Sings, a new audio-visual work online.

You can also take a virtual visit to Rekab’s studio at TBG+S to learn more about their practice and the art commission.

This work has been commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and will be added to Éireann and I, an archive of black life for Black migrants in Ireland.

Alice Rekab's practice is concerned with expressions and iterations of complex cultural and personal narratives. Alice Rekab takes their own mixed-race Irish identity as a starting point from which to explore experiences of race, place and belonging. Over the last ten years Alice Rekab's practice has centred around collaboration and interdisciplinary work from which they produce film, performance, image and sculpture, creating new intersectional narratives and objects for exhibition.

Projects include Ricochet #14, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2021); Two External Light Sources At The Same Time, Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (2019); The Nomoli/Father talk, VERY Project Space, Berlin (2019) and The Open Object, Stanley Picker Gallery, London (2018). Alice Rekab is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award 2020.

When viewing Migration Sings on a mobile phone, tap the arrows icon in the lower right hand corner to enter full screen. On iPhones, when in full screen, tap the rectangle icon in the top left hand corner to fit the video to your screen.