Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]
Two Interconnected Houses
Mark Manders, who first exhibited at The Douglas Hyde in 1997, shows regularly at major museums around the world. Two Interconnected Houses, a slide projection composed of photographs of the interiors of two domestic buildings that are connected by subterranean tunnels, is an important recent work that encapsulates many of the key elements of his practice. The images lead the viewer through neglected rooms, surreal juxtapositions, grimly poetic images, and apparently abandoned studio spaces filled with collected objects and ephemera. Joining the two houses and, by implication, the narrative, are the deep black tunnels, which infuse the whole with an almost palpable sense of absence and foreboding.
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