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30th annual, 6th Biennial Exhibition of Visual+ Art (e v+ a), Limerick, Ireland

On generosity, giving, sharing and social exchange

Curated by Katerina Gregos

10 March – 21 May 2006

Limerick City Art Gallery, The Hunt Museum, Daghdha Space, Limerick School of Art & Design, Belltable Arts Centre, The Granary, University of Limerick, Bourne Vincent Gallery, St. Mary’s Cathedral


e v+ a 2006 which is entitled Give(a)way will be based on ideas of generosity, sharing, communication, social interaction and exchange. It will adopt a community oriented and civic minded approach and, by extent, a stance that is critical of today’s neo-liberalist culture that puts self-interest and capital gains above human considerations. The exhibition will be motivated by a desire to create situations of connection and exchange within the city of Limerick. It will activate and involve local arts organizations and community groups. In that sense, it will be an exhibition for the city and maybe about the city, although not exclusively so. The focus of e v+ a 2006 will be on the specificity of the local context, as seen by the local and international invited artists, within the proposed conceptual framework. The exhibition will explore the notion of generosity, but not in the strict sense of the word which limits an interpretation of genrosity to economi c acts of charity or philanthropy. Rather, this exhibition will be based on the expanded idea of generosity: upon ideas of sharing, giving, creating situations of local interaction and dialogue, and imagining possibilities for a better future.

e v+ a 2006 looks upon the act of giving as an experiment in alleviating alienation from the community or the city but also invites the artists to propose their alternative visions of generosity.

e v+ a 2006 will focus on the local situation and problematics and attempt, in line with the notion of generosity, to put back something into the city while engaging with its social and cultural infrastructure. Limerick, although a small city of 80.000 inhabitants, boasts an unusually large number of high quality cultural institutions. e v+ a 2006 will take place in and actively involve all these organisations.

Narda Alvarado (Bolivia); Arpy Adamyan & Mary Amirkhanyan (Armenia); Anonymous (Greece); Artists without Walls (Israel/Palestine); John Beattie (Ireland); Otto Berchem (USA/Netherlands); Marc Bijl (Netherlands); Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy (Ireland); Yvonne Bucheim (Germany); Nikos Charalambidis/L.S.A.D. (Cyprus/Ireland) The Centre of Attention (France/UK); Eleni Christodoulou (Greece); David Comiskey (Ireland); Phil Coy (UK); Miriam Cuddy (Ireland); Minerva Cuevas (Mexico); Juan Manuel Echavarría (Colombia); Neva Elliott (Ireland); Enso (Ireland); Ciara Finnegan (Ireland); Alexandros Georgiou (Greece); Mairin Grant (Ireland); Fiona Hackett (Ireland); Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta – Kalleinen (Finland); Ursula Kelly & Maeve McElligott (Ireland); Nevan Lahart (Ireland); Nicky Larkin (Ireland); Johanna Lecklin (Finland); Colette Lewis & Colleen Bartley (Ireland); Limerick School of Art & Design (Ireland); Sean Lynch (Ireland); Panayiotis Michael (Cyprus); Susan MacWill iam (Ireland); Eoin McHugh (Ireland); Michael Minnis & Aine Nic Giolla Coda (Ireland); Katarina Mojzisova (Czech Rep.); Fiona Mulholland (Ireland); Jennifer Nelson & Dimitris Kotsaras (USA/Greece); Catriona Ni Threasaigh (Ireland); Seamus Nolan & Lisa Marie Johnson (Ireland); Deirdre A. Power (Ireland); Christodoulos Panayiotou (Cyprus); Dan Perjovschi (Romania); Christopher Reid (Ireland); Mario Rizzi (Italy); Paula Roush (Portugal); Jon Rubin (USA); Jon Rubin and the Independent School of Art (USA); Julika Rudelius (Germany/Netherlands); Mara Adamitz Scrupe (USA); Chemi Rosado Seijo (Puerto Rico); Anna Sherbany (Israel); Davide Terlingo (Italy/Ireland); Superflex (Denmark); Nina Tanis (USA); Mark Titchner (UK); Julian Walker (UK); Kostis Velonis (Greece); Wochenklausur (Austria); Daniel Vais (Israel)

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