Plenty of choice in Cork’s art scene this week. There are three exhibition openings and a few events to get behind as well.
Displaced: The Alice Schwab Collection of 20th Century Art runs from 15 April–8 June. It features a selection of work on paper from the personal collection of Liesel Rosenthal (Alice Schwabb), an avid collector of German and British prints of the 1920’s and 30’s, including works by Kathe Kollwitz, Paul Nash, Anthony Gross and Carel Weight. A refugee from Germany in the 1930’s, Schawb settled in London, where she built up a personal collection of art that evokes memories of a post-war Europe very different to that of today.
The second exhibition Reconfigurations: Prints of the 20th Century also runs from15 April–8 June. Featuring works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, William Scott, Pierre Soulages and Karel Appel among others, the exhibition will look at printmaking as an art form and the vast range of printmaking techniques available to artists to create an image as a print in its own right – and not as a aide to painting or drawing. The works on exhibition are selected from the Crawford collection and private collections in Ireland and the UK.
The Maclise Art Society 2015 Annual Exhibition opens on Wednesday April 15 at 7.00 p.m. at the CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay. All members and their guests are invited. The show will run until Wednesday May 6th.
Odyssée: an exhibition by French artist Yohann Walter opens at Alliance Francaise de Cork on Wednesday 15 April at 6pm. Odyssée is a collection of art pieces conceived and realized while travelling, exploring cultural and linguistic juxtapositions, folding and unfolding space and time. Over the past decade, for artistic or professional purposes, French artist Yohann Walter has been travelling from the Ionian Islands to the Hordaland coasts, the foot of Vitosha Mountain to the Catskills, the Laurentides to the Landes forest, Louisiana to the mouth of the Daugava, the Appalachian Mountains to the western province of Connacht. Paddling. Walking. Sailing. Driving. Flying. Yohann Walter is a French visual and new media artist currently based in Ireland. His work widely explores the landscape and the role of narration, questioning and playing with their viability, impact or decline.
The In2Design, Cork series, presented in association with Irish Design 2015, will take place over two weeks in April (Monday April 13th to Thursday April 23rd) at Cork Institute of Technology. Creatives from a number of thematic areas from Illustration to Cinematography will talk about their work, their experiences and inspiration. This unique series creates a space where two creatives from complimentary creative disciplines share their thoughts on the creative industry.This series of talks aims to increase awareness and showcase the wealth of the creative talent and creative industry that exists in the Cork region and beyond.
Limited spaces available so please book early if you wish to attend. Speaker profiles and more event information are available on the In2Design CIT page
A great cause to support and the perfect chance to pick up art from emerging artists before their prices increase once they graduate. Crawford Degree Show Art Auction takes place at The Deep South on Thursday 16 April.
Crawford Art Gallery – Artist Talk – Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing – Thursday 16 April – 6pm
Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing – Taylor’s Leviathan is not a sea monster but a monstrously visceral depiction of the beauty and brutality of life at sea. Shot on a commercial shipping vessel the film drags the viewer – above and below the sea – into the raw momentum of nature, man and machine at odds with one another. Fish and fishing crew wrestle amongst the elements for their respective lives, whilst shrilling sea gulls plunge vertically into the sea to collate the spoils of excess fishing.
Crawford College of Art and Design – Friday 17 April
Lisa Le Feuvre: Talks on Failure in Art and Scupture as Event
11.30am: DLT – Open to All – CCAD Visiting Lecture Series – Failure in Art Making
3.30pm: MA:AP Studio – Booking Required – Sculpture as Event
5:00pm: MA:AP Studio – Open to All – Masters in Art & Process (MA:AP) Book Launch
Featured image: Yohann Walter – Odyssée