New Living Art IV

November 7th – Dec 8th
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7th at Steambox, 5 -7pm and Moxie Studios from 7 – 10pm

The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the fourth annual New Living Art exhibition on Thursday, November 7th, 2013.
In 1943, a group of artists rebelling at the closed, conservative, ‘tennis club’ institutions for art, decided to stand together and do something about it.  The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, which was created and thrust into being in that meeting, was not just a response to not being in ‘the club;’ it was arguably the incentive, or perhaps the incendiary, that sparked the atmosphere that allowed many or most of the opportunities available to Irish-based artists today- The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Percent For Art scheme, among others. IMOCA established the NLA exhibition in 2010 as a tribute to that vision and determination.

The curator selected for the NLA IV is Emmanuelle Marion, Co-Director of D.Ploy Dublin, and Curator Director of Bio.Space033, a multi-disciplinary creative space in Dublin. Marion has been working in Cultural policy and International arts management for almost 15 years both in Ireland and abroad. She based her curatorial approach to this exhibit around the theme, “Locked in, Locked Out,” in reference to the centenary anniversary of the Dublin Lock-out.

“The centenary of the Dublin Lock-Out is a unique opportunity to assess our social and political status quo, not only as a Nation, but also globally” says Marion. It also coincides with Ireland’s presidency of the EU- “That’s why we invited several international artists to join 30 Irish artists in exploring universal notions of identity, power and justice.”
The exhibit will once again span IMOCA’s two current affiliate art centres, Moxie Studios in D2 and Steambox in D8, with an opening reception at Steambox from 5pm – 7:00 and at Moxie from 7pm – 10pm.
NLA IV gallery hours are Tuesdays- Sundays 12 -5pm through December 8th.
IMOCA would like to give special thanks to our supporters, which include The Goethe Institute, The French Embassy, Camoens, D.Ploy Dublin, Inov8 Print & Design, Moxie Studios and Steambox.  image C. Rosaleen Breen

Introducing some of our participating International Artists:
Sara Maia is one of Portugal’s foremost artists. Her work has been described as a cross-over between Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch and Goya. Sara Maia will present a troubling site-specific installation created over 2 months in Dublin especially for the NLA. Sara Maia’s work is shown around the globe, most recently at the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Museo de la Republica in Lisbon, and at the Galerie Kuzcynski Paris next spring. Sara will teach masterclasses during the course of the exhibition.
Kevin Abosch Claiming roots in the USA, France & Ireland, the world- acclaimed photographer’s quest is to take celebrity portraiture to a whole new level. From the impressive collection ‘Faces of Ireland’ presented in Dublin airport to the ‘Faces of Tech’ showcased on Times Square, Abosch has been photographing citizens of many countries, activists, artists and even vegetables. For the NLA he will present his new series ‘Intimate Portraits of Killing Machines’.

Participating Artists:

Kevin Abosch

Rosaleen Breen

Eilbhe Brennan

Úna Burke

Sinéad Curran

Gerry Davis

Jim Doyle

Angie Duignan

Aoife Flynn

Amanda Jane Graham

Dee Harte

Robert Henke

Daire Irwin

Billy Kenrick

Patricia Klich

Aly Lavin

Róisín Loughrey

Kevin Maguire

Sara Maia

Steven Maybury

Karl McClelland

Sinéad McDonald

Hugh McElveen

Brenda Murphy

Lorraine Neeson

Eoin O’Dowd

Kate O’Kelly

Damien                  O’Reilly

Rosie O’Reilly

Sara Pfrommer

Paul Quast

Erin Quinn

Félix Ramon

Niamh Redmond

Amanda Rice

Eva Richardson McCrea

Irene Siragusa

Gianna Tasha Tomasso

Michael Bruce Weston