EVA International – Ireland's Biennial
17 jun 2014 by Myrto Katsimicha
art:i:curate artist Jacqueline Doyen is among the artists featured in this year's edition of EVA International.
EVA International 2014, curated by Bassam El Baroni, is titled AGITATIONISM and features works by 55 Irish and international artists, selected from over 2,000 proposals by artists in 96 countries. EVA 2014 is the 36th edition of EVA International and reflects the current social and political struggles that evolve around ideas of romanticisations, utopias, ideologies, and nostalgias.
Agitationism, on the one hand, is the condition of living under a constant flow of agitations, including the ones that you inevitably sometimes produce yourself. However, it is also the process of ‘working through’ them with the aim of seeking adaptation to a logic situated somewhere else beyond the entrapment between past, present, and future—three tenses that overlap in the contemporary moment, creating a kind of palimpsest of half undone histories, half imagined futures, and a present of phantasms as a consequence.
EVA 2014 features works by 56 international artists, selected from over 2,000 proposals by artists in 96 countries, including new commissions by: Doa Aly, Kjersti Andvig, Martí Anson, Ann Böttcher, Jacqueline Doyen, +billion- (James Merrigan), GRRRR (Ingo Giezendanner), Rana Hamadeh, David Horvitz, Luis Jacob, Mona Marzouk, Asier Mendizabal, Metahaven, Nástio Mosquito, Seamus Nolan, Mark O’Kelly, Garrett Phelan, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Praneet Soi, Paul Tarpey, Humberto Vélez.
EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial
12 April–6 July 2014
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