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Past Exhibition


Owen Boss

September 12 - November 04 2019

INTERSECTION a visual art work by ANU with lead artist Owen Boss. A friend of Owen Boss, Paul Goes, his wife Shuba Jaya and their daughter Kaela were travelling home from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpar on the 17th July 2014.

Their last Facebook social media post was an image of their 21 month old daughter in Amsterdam airport prior to travelling. Their plane, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot
down over East Ukraine. The wreckage fell 6 miles to earth and all 283 passengers and 15 crew perished. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other for the incident and it was concluded by the Dutch Safety Board in 2015 that the airliner was downed by a surface-to air missile launched from pro-Russian controlled territory in Ukraine. Because  Flight 17 fell in a war zone, control of the wreckage was chaotic, and the usual sanitized photos typically released by aviation safety officials were replaced by thousands of images distributed across the internet. Intersection is a glimpse at the life of one man and his family, a personal friend of the artist. How do we remember, celebrate and commemorate when objects, materials and documentation sit at the centre of controversy?

Owen Boss Biography

Owen Boss is a visual artist and co-founder & co-artistic Director of ANU productions with Louise Lowe, founded in 2009. ANU are a multidisciplinary company, cross-pollinating theatre, visual art and dance. Building a reputation for creating transformative experiences in unusual locations, they continue to challenge artistic conventions by blurring the lines between immersive and site-specific practice. They place the audience at the very centre of the experience to create autonomous and meaningful exchanges with them. Their aesthetic represents the independent and the experimental, creating a new kind of multidisciplinary model – a daring new hybrid art at the forefront of Ireland’s cultural landscape.

This exhibition is supported by Dublin City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. We would particularly like to thank Brenda Malone, Curator at the National Museum for her generosity in preparing for this exhibition. 

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