Naomi Sex, Care of a Tortoise, 2024 / Video still / Courtesy of the artist / Photo Jenny Brady
A Matter of Time
Feb 17 – Jun 3, 2024
Crawford Art Gallery
Cork, Republic of Ireland

A Matter of Time considers temporality within a broad spectrum focusing on the human experience. Time is part of how we think about the world and our existence. It is present in the most common and sometimes mundane of human activities and in the more significant and profound. Time can be wasteful, enduring, precious and elusive and can be measured through the seconds passing on a clock or by the growth spurt of a teenager. Yet, time is also a central characteristic of power, control, capitalism, morality and belief.

Displayed over two floors, with the work of 25 artists and 60 works, the exhibition alludes to and includes themes of climate change, nationhood, post-colonialism, appropriation, memory, health, urbanism, meditation, re-emergence, hope, and legacy.

An extensive Learn & Explore programme of artists’ conversations, tours, and workshops will bring some of the key themes in the exhibition to the fore.

Artists: Darren Almond, Kevin Atherton, Sara Baume, Cecily Brennan, Ursula Burke, Elaine Byrne, Gary Coyle, Dorothy Cross, Jamie Cross, Mollie Douthit, Amanda Dunsmore, Joy Gerrard, Rula Halawani, Rebecca Horn, Austin Ivers, Nick Miller, Brian O’Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Gail Ritchie, Patrick Scott, Naomi Sex, Yinka Shonibare, Nedko Solakov, Phillip Toledano and Daphne Wright.

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    MEP
    Paris, France

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