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Undercover: A Dialect

Seanie Barron

The Hellfire Club



Undercover: A Dialect

Curated group exhibition at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

2013 - 4

Undercover: A Dialect explores the ways artists are involved in covert and almost hidden
activities, often acting out individual trajectories away from any public attention.Taking the position that artistic work is not about fitting into a consensus or about desiring populist approval, it identifies attitudes that enjoy an undercurrent of improvisation
and frugality, haphazard formality, and changeability.

A diverse collection of methods to negotiate with the shape and form of contemporary society are highlighted. For these artists, the role or existence of a smooth, calm version of the public realm is continuously questioned. Their artworks create a grammar, a particular kind of dialect borne out of the methodologies of visual art, forms of speech that challenge assumptions of the generic, the typecast and the stereotype. New commissions by Stephen Brandes and Berndnaut Smilde feature.

Artists: Stephen Brandes, Berndnaut Smilde, aiPotu, Jeronimo Hagerman, Magdelena Jitrik, Fiona Larkin, Sean Lynch, Pilvi Takala & Lucy Lippard's ‘955,000'

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Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus (Carlow)