EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art has announced the details of its forthcoming 40th edition, which will take place across multiple venues in Limerick city.
Guest Programme: The Gleaners Society
Curated by Sebastian Cichocki, the guest programme of the 40th EVA International is themed ‘The Gleaners Society’. The title refers to the practice of collecting leftover crops following a harvest, which informs the curation of the programme.
Among the participating artists and collectives are Slavs and Tatars and Jumana Manna. See the full list below:
Kian Benson Bailes
Eglė Budvytytė in collaboration with Marija Olšauskaitė and Julija Lukas Steponaitytė
Rachel Fallon & Alice Maher
Freefilmers (presented by Asia Tsisar)
Navine G. Dossos
Olga Micińska with Mathild Clerc-Verhoeven
Peter Nadin & Natsuko Uchino & Aimée Toledano
Sana Shahmuradova Tanska
Diane Severin Nguyen
Jessica Sarah Rinland
Slavs and Tatars & Leah Feldman
Åsa Sonjasdotter in collaboration with Mercè Torres Ràfols and NCAD FIELD
Thomond Primary School Gardening Club in collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree
The 40th edition will also feature new works commissioned by EVA through its Platform Commission initiative and selected by Emily Jacir and Pádraic E. Moore. The commissioned artists include: Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat.
Bea McMahon presents a new installation that culminates a year-long series of collaborative video and performance works.
Never Look Back
To be launched in Tandem with the biennial’s 40th edition, Never Look Back is a programme of resources, commissios and events that explore EVA’s history in Limerick city since it was established in 1997.
The first of these projects includes a new digital resource designed by An Endless Supply and curatorial commissions by RGKSKSRG and Michele Horrigan that respond to this history.
The 40th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary art runs from 31 August to 29 October.