Launch night: Friday 18 January 2019
Artists: Myrid Carten, Bronagh Gallagher, Michelle Hall, Hamish MacPherson, Niamh McConaghy, Paddy McKeown, Denise McShannon, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Laura O’Connor, Soft Fiction Projects
URGENCIES is a new group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry that engages with the present moment of rapid change and uncertainty. This exhibition was selected from an open call, and it seeks to take the temperature of what artists working today consider to be urgent.
The topics featuring the work range from pollution, consumption and waste (Denise McShannon, Niamh McConaghy) to bodily autonomy, gender and identity (Laura O’Connor, Soft Fiction Projects, Myrid Carten) housing, ageing populations, care, (Paddy McKeown, Hamish MacPherson) trauma, mental health (Michelle Hall), the collapse of Stormont and the border (Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Bronagh Gallagher). The exhibition features new and existing work in media including sculpture, painting, film, performance, print, photography and installation.
Urgencies was selected by artist Willie Doherty and CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk.
A number of events form part of the exhibition including a DIY graphic design (Soft Fictions project) and performance workshops (Hamish MacPherson) as well as a public programme of events including screenings, talks, reading group and artist professional development sessions.
31 January 2019, 7pm
Screening event at the Nerve Centre
2 February 2019, 2–4pm
booksvscigarettes – K-punk: The Collected And Unpublished Writings Of Mark Fisher
16–18 February 2019, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
in your hands – performance workshops
21 February 2019, 12–6pm
Relaxed Performance Day
This exhibition and associated events are made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and with the further support of Derry City and Strabane District Council.