OO44 – PS1 at MOMA, New York
New York and Crawford Gallery Cork, Ireland – 2000
Context – 0044 Press Release
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.”