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Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Irland


Ciarán Óg Arnold, Enda Bowe, Eamonn Doyle, Emer Gillespie, Shane Lynam, Dara McGrath, Yvette Monahan

Exhibition view, “Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Irland“, 2016, © Rainer Iglar

With this exhibition created in collaboration with the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, FOTOHOF is offering an insight into Ireland’s current fine art photography scene.

Ciarán Óg Arnold’s “Going out, looking to score a woman“ is a no-holds-barred look at night life in Ireland. Scenes from grimy pubs, people in search of happiness, alcohol, and relationships. Starting from the Gaelic term Teannalach (awareness), Enda Bowe went in search of the “aesthetic of the ordinary“ in an irish small town. Eamonn Doyle’s series “ON“ depicts passers-by in the centre of Dublin caught in a remarkable moment. In “Fallen Women“ Emer Gillespie explores the fate of single mothers who were forced to hand over their children for adoption.

Dara McGrath, “Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire“ from the series: “Project Cleansweep“, 2013

Shane Lynam has selected a number of his large-format landscape photographs of the city and the outskirts of Dublin from his cycle “Inner Field“. In “Project Cleansweep“ Dara McGrath explores military history: exactly one hundred years ago the British military began experimenting with chemical weapons. McGrath has photographed a number of testing sites and raises the question of the impact these experiments still have today on the environment and on people. Yvette Monahan’s meditative and filmic photographic work “The thousand year old boy“ focuses on the poetics and history of the coastal landscapes in the west of Ireland.

Shane Lynam, “Inner Field“, 2012
Enda Bowe, “Girl With Two Bracelets in Summer“, from the series: “At Mirrored River“, 2012

Twenty topical photo books from Ireland add an important facet to the exhibition. They were selected by the curators of the Gallery of Photography, Tanya Kiang and Trish Lambe, jointly with FOTOHOF and represent the multilayered complexity of Ireland’s contemporary photo scene.

Photobooks by Ciaran Og Arnold, Eamonn Doyle, Shane Lynam, Yvette Monahan, Noel Bowler, Miriam O Connor, Rich Gilligan, Patrick Hogan, Stephen Ahern, Anthony Haughey, Karl Grimes, Martin Cregg, Paul Seawright, Donovan Wylie , Paul Gaffney, Kevin Griffin, David Farrell, Lorraine Tuck.

Eamonn Doyle, from the series: “ON“, 2017