In Conversation with 'Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection' is an exhibition about an exhibition, namely the Irish Museum of Modern Art's presentation of a touring show of photography selected from the bank's collection.
Entering into a dialogue with the larger exhibition, we have curated In Conversation with 'Conversations...' to incorporate photographs made available through the Flickr website under Creative Commons licenses. Each image in the exhibition at Broadcast Gallery is free for use provided it is for non-commercial purposes. Our response asks questions about the exhibition of photography and the curatorial process itself. Additionally, this is an exploration and response to current political, artistic and social codes of practice that are prominent in photography as a medium. The show engages discursively with these topics and widens the scope of inquiry that the original exhibition alludes to and the use of the formal relationships drawn between the images selected.
The curatorial approach of the exhibition has been devised and produced by Barry Keogh, Bobi Murray, Conor O'Grady, Efa Corwell, Emmett Connell, Kathy Gilroy-Barry, Kasia Kaminska, Maciej Pestka, Neil Dorgan, Patricia Klich, Robert McCormack and Sarah Carney.
A catalogue featuring an introduction and four original essays accompanies the exhibition and is free to take away.
Please join us for a reception on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6pm. All welcome. Mary Cremin, Project Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, will open the exhibition.
Click here to view images of the show installed in the gallery.