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RuinNation: the ruin in Irish art and visual culture, 1916-2016
Sat, April 2, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM IST
RuinNation: The ruin in Irish art and visual culture 1916–2016
A symposium presented by TRIARC, Trinity’s Irish Art Research Centre
2nd April 2016; 10.00 am – 5.15 pm (Registration from 9.30 am); Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. ALL WELCOME.
Keynote: Luke Gibbons; Contributors: Justin Carville, Terence Dooley, John Gerrard, Anthony Haughey, Sean Hillen, Fionola O’Kane, Ellen Rowley; Chairs: Declan Long and Niamh NicGhabhann
Selected films by Clare Langan, including The Floating World (winner of the Prix Videoformes 2014)
Convened by Yvonne Scott, TRIARC, Trinity College Dublin (email@example.com)
What do ruins mean? How are they depicted?
Over the course of the last hundred years, the ruin in Irish art and visual culture has emerged as a potent symbol of social, political, economic and ecological circumstances and transitions. This symposium explores and interprets selected strategies of representation in art and visual culture at various points during a dynamic era of unprecedented significance in Ireland. Papers range in their focus from the shocking photographs of devastation in the wake of the 1916 rising to the challenging work of contemporary artists addressing recent and current issues and concerns, of relevance to Ireland in a global context. The contributors include historians and analysts of art and visual culture, and contemporary artists addressing relevant themes in their artwork.
RuinNation: The Ruin in Irish Art and Visual Culture, 1916-2016
10.00 - 12.45 Session 1: Chaired by Niamh Nic Ghabhann
Welcome and Introduction
“Tombstones of a departed ascendancy": the Irish Country House in Ruins
Topographical Memory and the Imperial Streetscape:
Photography, Ruins and Urban Revolution
Finola O’Kane Crimmins
Ireland's Ruins; Representations of a Ruined Ireland?
Erasing Ruins: Concrete and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in 1920s Dublin
Questions and discussion chaired by Niamh Nic Ghabhann
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45 – 16.45 Session 2: Chaired by Declan Long
A Landscape of Crisis: Photographing post Celtic Tiger Ghost Estates
Never Waste a Good Ruin
The Floating World (2014), by Clare Langan will be screened
Luke Gibbons: The Rising of the Ruin: Easter 1916 as Modern Event
Questions and discussion chaired by Declan Long