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Westport: Homage to swine

Westport: Homage to swine

Simon Corcoran’s exhibition ‘Pig Shop; Precious Gold’ at the Custom House Studios is an artist’s response to the once thriving pig industry in Limerick and Ireland. With photography, sculpture, video and a small number of paintings, the exhibition largely features new works, which uses imitation gold to interrogate the use of materials in art and industry. A graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, Corcoran’s interests lie in challenging ideas of art, morality and display.
Simon Corcoran: 14 February – 10 March

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Sligo: The Keeper

Sligo: The Keeper

The Model, Sligo presents three concurrent displays, all of which consider how collections function as repositories of knowledge and how they communicate the concerns of past civilisations to contemporary minds. The first of these will show works from contemporary artists, featuring Ed Atkins, Taus Makhacheva, Susan Hiller and Elizabeth Price. Alongside this, one hundred works from the Niland Collection will be gathered in an experimental ‘salon, hang’, while the third element will be drawn from the idiosyncratic ‘living’ collection of curator
Jobst Graeve. 9 February – 7 April 2019.

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