Understanding Cultural Difference


Dr. Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith

Words, Names & Places: Beyond the Linguistic Turn in Contemporary Art


Friday 19 February, 2010. 2pm

IT Sligo, Room A0004 (opposite main reception)

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith’s talk takes the relationships between place and language, mapping and naming, topography and toponymy, so characteristic of Irish culture through the ages, as a point of departure from which to explore the various roles played by language in the contemporary visual arts, both in Ireland and elsewhere.

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith is a critic, curator and Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish at University College Dublin. He is a contributor to Artforum, Frieze, Parkett, Tate etc. and has published over a hundred monographic essays.  Recent publications include catalogue essays on Martin Boyce, Thomas Demand, Annette Kelm, Karen Kilimnik, Susan Philipsz and Thomas Scheibitz.  He has curated exhibitions in Dublin, London, Amsterdam and New York. He was a juror for the 2005 Turner Prize and the 2006 Hamlyn Awards.

Curated by Ronnie Hughes          , Fine Art Lecturer, IT Sligo

Talks Series 2010 details: (071) 9111826  www.sligoarts.ie/peaceIII

Projects supported by PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Cmmittee.