ArtCOP21

And What if We Were Wrong?

Exhibition

26 Sep - 05 Nov 2015, 6:30 - 6pm

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

alchemical-waters

Alchemical waters, 2012 - Ruth Le Gear

When

26 Sep - 05 Nov 2015
6:30 - 6pm

Where

Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais
Paris,  75005
France
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This exhibition presents sixteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy.

George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Selma Makela, Anna Macleod, Seamus Nolan, Emily Robyn Archer, Softday, Brigitta Varadi.

What if we got it wrong - as the performance-poet Lemn Sissay asks us - in measuring progress by levels of industrialisation, expansion and accumulation? The ice and water of the Arctic, veritable barometers of the catastrophic effects of this “progress”, form one of the key elements of this exhibition. A further important strand is geopolitics and its direct links to questions of energy and biodiversity. Video and multi-media installations, photography, works on paper and canvases bring the complexities and implications of climate change to the fore in the lead up to the United Nations Conference in Paris.

This exhibition is curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI and will tour to Ireland in 2016.

In partnership with the Finnish Institute, Raimo S will be screened and presented by Nestori Syrjälä and Antti Majava on the evening of the vernissage.

A Breakfast talk will take place on 26 September at 11am!

In conjunction with the Semaine des cultures étrangères
26 Sept – 5 Nov 15
Opening 25 Sept 15, 6.30-8pm, admission free
Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm (late opening on Wednesdays until 8pm)
Sundays from 12.30 to 14.30; Closed on Mondays, and from 16 to 18 Oct
Nuit Blanche 3 October 15, 7pm-2am

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Culture Ireland, FICEP

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