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Snake and Apple - Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith discusses the work of Siobhán Hapaska

10 January 2019 - 10 January 2019


 6-7pm | JHG Gallery 1 | FREE | No booking required

Join us for a late opening of the solo exhibition of Belfast born sculptor Siobhán Hapaska's work. For this evening event Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith will give a talk on the artist's rich career.

Over the last 20 years, Hapaska has created a large body of thought-provoking forms and symbols with diverse materials. Hapaska has had solo exhibitions at Magasin 3 in Stockholm (2013); the Barbican Art Centre (2010), Camden Arts Centre (2007), and the ICA in London (1995–96); Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast (2010); and the Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo (1999). In 1997 she took part in Documenta X, in 1998, she won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, and she represented Ireland at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. 

Caoimhín will discuss the artists work from the begining, with focus on John Hansard Gallery's current exhibition and particularly 'Snake and Apple'.

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith is a critic and associate professor in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin.  In addition to his writings on literature in the Irish language, both medieval and modern, he has published several hundred essays on contemporary art. Among these are recent publications on the work of Lutz Bacher, Nairy Baghramian, Barbara Bloom, Bill Lynch and Philippe Vandenberg.  He is also a contributor to AfterallArtforumFriezeMousse and Parkett. He has curated exhibitions in Dublin, London, Amsterdam and New York and was a juror for the 2005 Turner Prize.

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