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A Different Republic Seminar

01 February 2017 13:30 - 17:30

Using contemporary arts practice and exhibition as a starting point for discussing universal human rights in a year of commemorations, the A Different Republic seminar at the LAB will ask the following questions: How has A Different Republic served as an alternative entry point to the issues of inclusion and exclusion in a year of commemorations? Is exhibition an appropriate vehicle for creating visibility and discourse in 2017?

Wednesday 1st February 2017
at the LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
13.30 - 17.30


A Different Republic, an exhibition by Aideen Barry, Amanda Coogan, Corban Walker and Suzanne Walsh, explored universal human rights in a year of commemorations, being both the centenary of 1916 and the 20 year anniversary of the Irish government’s landmark report of the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities ‘A Strategy for Equality’.

Using contemporary arts practice and exhibition as a starting point for discussing universal human rights in a year of commemorations, the A Different Republic seminar at the LAB will ask the following questions: How has A Different Republic served as an alternative entry point to the issues of inclusion and exclusion in a year of commemorations? Is exhibition an appropriate vehicle for creating visibility and discourse in 2017?

The seminar will be chaired by broadcaster, playwright and poet Vincent Woods, whose extensive knowledge of audiences, artists and discourse will guide us through the afternoon.

Attendance is free but places are limited, please RSVP by Friday 27th January to amie@adiarts.ie. Speech to text and ISL will be provided and the LAB is a wheelchair accessible building. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements.

A Different Republic is curated by Arts & Disability Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios in partnership with the LAB Gallery.

 

Seminar Schedule


Venue: Floor 2, Room 1, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1.

 

13.30  Registration

14.00  Welcome from the curators and partners, setting the context for the exhibition: Helen Carey Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Pádraig Naughton Arts & Disability Ireland and Sheena Barrett the LAB Gallery.

14.15  The exhibition’s artists describe their response to the commission’s parameters and context

15.45  Break with tea and coffee

16.00  Panel Discussion chaired by Vincent Woods

How has A Different Republic served as an alternative entry point to the issues of inclusion and exclusion in a year of commemorations? Is exhibition an appropriate vehicle for creating visibility and discourse in 2017? Curators, artists, critics and activists join with the audience in a discussion on themes explored in the four new commissions including; alternative histories of women in the Irish state, how education, language and culture are important in solidifying a community, patterns of neglect that map the changing identity of the Irish Republic and the disenfranchised and powerless lives of so many in contemporary Ireland.

The exhibition artists Aideen Barry, Amanda Coogan and Suzanne Walsh are joined by writer Nathan O’ Donnell, visual artist Michelle Browne and disability activist Louise Bruton on the panel.

17.15  Q&A, Vincent Woods will open the discussion to the audience.

17.30  Closing reception in the exhibition.

18.00  Finish


A Different Republic will close on Sunday 5 February.

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