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Austria: Domestic Optimism

Austria: Domestic Optimism

Emma Wolf-Haugh brings her performance piece ‘Domestic Optimism’ to the Grazer Kunstverein Art Gallery in Graz. The work draws on gender, colonialism, the Irish-born designer Eileen Gray and the lesbian experience to subvert historical legacy using vernacular language and aesthetics. Wolf-Haugh is a visual artist and educator and has been artist in residence at IMMA since July 2019. Weaving together her past experience in theatre, installation, performance, publishing and collaborative workshop techniques, she develops work from a queer/feminist perspective.
Emma Wolf-Haugh: 24 September – 20 November

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Germany: Scully sculpture

Germany: Scully sculpture

Known primarily as a painter, Sean Scully also makes sculpture and a new exhibition at Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, titled ‘Insideoutside’, highlights his work across several materials, including stone, steel, wood and glass, making large works for both indoors and outdoors. Like his paintings, his sculptures are characterised by grids, lines, stripes and blocks, carefully composed and layered together to produce an architectural quality. Scully relishes sculpture’s raw materiality, as well as the direct experience of weight, volume and physical robustness it can offer.
Sean Scully: until 3 January 2021

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Italy: John Keating

Italy: John Keating

Dalkey-based artist John Keating has been invited to take part in the city of Bologna’s Premio Nazionale D’Arte, an annual art festival in which his work, a series of oil paintings, will be on show in Galleria Spazio 212. A graduate of the Crawford College of Art, Keating works in a variety of media and is a noted portraitist. He has received a number of awards including a Gold Medal at the Olympic Fine Art in London.
John Keating: 31 October – 20 November

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Switzerland: Politics and nature

Switzerland: Politics and nature

Belfast-born sculptor Siobhán Hapaska shows a series of work at the Lokremise Cultural Centre in St Gallen that have political, social and ideological influences, but also reflect elements of technology and nature. For the exhibition, Hapaska employs a newly developed material, a concrete fabric used for emergency shelters. The artist manipulates it to create striking sculptures that reference the human body. The exhibition is staged in cooperation with the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin.
Siobhán Hapaska: until 1 November

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