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OO44 - PS1 at MOMA, New York, New York and Crawford Gallery Cork, Ireland - 2000

Context - 0044 Press Relsease


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center will be the first venue for a traveling exhibition of contemporary Irish art, on view June 20 through August 29, 1999. The exhibition’s title “0044” refers to the international telephone code for Britain and suggests the themes of identity and transnationality explored by twenty contemporary Irish artists who are now living and working in Britain. From Siobhán Hapaska’s highly finished sculptural landscapes to Frances Hegarty’s video self-portrait, the implications of this discussion extend beyond the Irish community.

The exhibition addresses issues of identity and mobility among artists moving between the two countries,” says curator Peter Murray. “Any visitor to 0044 who is looking for familiar or stereotypical views of Ireland is likely to be disappointed.”

PS1 Museum of Modern Art webpage

Project Elements

The "in Dublin - remade" was first shown at 0044, the exhibition of Irish Art in New York at PS1 - Museum of Modern Art. The piece could be in the entrance to PS1 an was later remade once more for the exhibition at the Crawford City Gallery in Cork. The work, which consists of a 4 foot square cube, was opened on top of a raised platform above the eye line of the viewwer before it fell through a single hole to the gallery floor below. See more

 

Bitumen Cube after 2 weeks

 

Detail of Platform in the Sculpture Room

 

Bitumen pouring to floor after 2 weeks



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