Exhibition

Critique of Archival Reason. Curated by Henk Slager, RHA Friends Room
Curated by Henk Slager
Critique of Archival Reason

This exhibition is part of Arts Research: Publics and Purposes conference programme which brings together members of the European Art Research Network to consider a wide range of issues in contemporary arts research. The exhibition presents work by arts researchers from across Europe and follows upon the exhibition and symposium ‘Nameless Science’ that took place in Apexart and The Cooper Union, New York in December 2008. The exhibition Critique of Archival Reason will travel and manifest in different ways throughout 2010, including presentations in Helsinki and Brussels. International Exhibition of Arts Research 19/2/10 – 13/3/10

The exhibition features new work by international artists Sean Snyder, Shoji Kato, Herman Asselberghs, Cecilia Gronberg, Jeremiah Day and Irene Kopelman, each currently working at the forefront of debates and practices in the exciting and controversial development of arts research. While much recent work that explores art as research and as a form of ‘knowledge production’ uses the display of archives as a key exhibition device, these new works will in different ways cut against these conventions of archival display.

This is a unique and exciting new international exhibition of art research from across Europe, curated by Henk Slager, curator of the 2008 Shanghai Biennale. Representing a challenging new development in contemporary art, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a broad spectrum of international art research in a wide range of media and formats, including drawings, sculpture, video and photography. This important platform exhibition will tour to Helsinki (April 2010) and Brussels (June 2010) after its inaugural presentation in Dublin.

This exhibition is the first in a series of iterations that will travel to venues across Europe in 2010 including Helsinki and Brussels.