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The Palimpsest/Rianú Project at Artisterium VI, Tbilisi International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Gerogia

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he Palimpsest/ Rianú Projectat Artisterium VI, Tbilisi International Exhibition of Contemporary Art 4th – 14th October Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia Curated by Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project is a collaborative art project which brings together eight Irish artists to develop work to represent Ireland at Artisterium VI in Tbilisi, Georgia in October 2013. The eight participating artists are: Brian Fay, Mary A.Fitzgerald, Claire Halpin, Colin Martin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Aoife McGarrigle, Kate Murphy and Nuala Ní Fhlathúin.

Each artist was invited to develop an initial image which was emailed to the next artist in the group. The second artist responded to it by working over it and then emailing it on to the third artist who also responded to it and passed it on. The process continued until each of the eight artists had worked on each of the eight images. The theme for Artisterium VI – “Am I you?” – is about exploring how we deal with ’the other’ in our lives – other ethnic groups, other nations, other people – a collaborative project between artists is particularly relevant and is the inspiration for the curatorial concept. Each artist also developed an individual artwork responding to the curatorial theme to be exhibited as Ireland’s representation at Artisterium VI.

Cló and The Living Archive invited Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn to curate The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project. Cló is an artist-lead initiative providing a platform for creative exchange between artists worldwide and the Gaeltacht or Gaelic-speaking community in the North West of Donegal. It develops and promotes collaborative arts projects which explore relationships between indigenous cultural forms and new forms of creative expression. The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project will be exhibited in Ireland in 2014.

Watch a short video by Claire Halpin showing the works in progress as well as the final artworks at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVzv_IYKDSI

Abstract

Watch a short video by Claire Halpin showing the works in progress for this show as well as the final artworks at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVzv_IYKDSI