Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War / The Model Arts and Niland Gallery






The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo [Ireland]

Model Satellite space in Castle House, 9 Castle Street, Sligo.
Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War
Exhibition : 15th March > Sun 3rd May 2009


Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War opened at the Model Arts and Niland Gallery on March 14th 2009, commencing the European leg of its tour from Canada.


Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War


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Images:

Anri Sala, Naturalmystic (tomahawk # 2), 2002, Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
 Jamelie Hassan, Because there was and there wasn’t a city of Baghdad, 1991, Courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery
 Bureau d’etudes, Bohemian Club, 2005, Courtesy of the artists
 Köken Ergun, I, Soldier, 2005
 Johan Grimonprez, DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, 1997
 Both courtesy of Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/TBA
 Paul Chan, Tin Drum Trilogy, 2002-2005, Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery
© All rights reserved


Curated by Seamus Kealy, newly appointed Director/Curator of the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Signals in the Dark marks the start of the Model Niland’s ambitious offsite ’09 exhibition programme.

The exhibition is housed in the Model Satellite space at Castle House in central Sligo, a space temporarily occupied by the Model Niland while the main building undergoes a major redevelopment.

    The Exhibition

Following its successful tour in Canada in 2008, this inter-disciplinary project explores contemporary art’s relationship to war and its representations. This project includes an exhibition of fifteen international artists, a rotating film/video programme, a catalogue with international contributing writers, a series of public tours and discussions, and events out of the Model Education Programme to complement the project

Investigating the interstices between perpetual war, dominant politics, and military aesthetics, this project confronts issues of global warfare; how it is imaged, and how it is imagined. The exhibition presents artists who are responding to these representations of war through informed critique. While a number of artists produce analyses or outraged expressions arising from their own or others’ experiences of war, other artists challenge the spectacle of contemporary war, its veracity and, ultimately, its intertwinement with a New World Order.


Koken Ergun




Koken Ergun
I Soldier, 2005
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Jamelie Hassan




Jamelie Hassan
Because there was and there wasn’t a city of Baghdad, 1991
Courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery
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Exhibition:

Maja Bajević (Bosnia)
Bureau d’etudes (France)
Paul Chan (USA)
Kőken Ergun (Turkey)
Harun Farocki (Germany)
Omer Fast (Israel/USA)
Kendell Geers (South Africa)
Johan Grimonprez (Belgium)
Jamelie Hassan (Canada)
Kristan Horton (Canada)
Abdel-Karim Khalil (Iraq)
Anri Sala (Albania)
Sonja Savić (Serbia)
Sean Snyder (USA/Germany)
Ron Terada (Canada)


This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Sonja Savic. (1961-2008).


    © The Model Arts and Niland Gallery
    Images © All rights reserved




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