Momentous Times features new and recent artworks by ten artists, whom many have never exhibited in Northern Ireland before. On September 7th and November 2nd, CCA will host public forums organised and moderated by scholar and writer Marina Vishmidt. The exhibition also includes a handful screenings and talks, which are free and open to everyone.
The first two decades of the 20th century were undeniably momentous for people of Ireland on many fronts. There were major strikes for dock, tram, and factory workers from Belfast to Cork, Galway to Limerick, from 1907 to 1913, culminating in the Dublin Lockout.
The centenary of the Dublin Lockout has prompted CCA to consider conditions of labour and the role of representation in shaping work and workers’ rights between three moments: 1913, 2013, and 2113. Through an exhibition, public forums, screenings, and a publication, Momentous Times examines the past, explores the present, and speculates about the future of labour.
Date: August 26 to November 2, 2013
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Art, 10-12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry
Curated by: Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh