Limerick, Ireland

Artforum: Best of 2018

The 38th EVA International (curated by Inti Guerrero) has been selected by Catherine Wood (Senior Curator, Tate Modern) in her Top Ten 2018 round up published in the December edition of Artforum.

Wood writes: “Biennials can be exhausting affairs. But this intelligently shaped show was perfectly scaled to the city. Guerrero wove deft connections between the works on view—by an international roster of fifty-six artists—and the industrial and social history of Limerick. A 1927 painting by Seán Keating provided the curatorial jumping-off point: Depicting a massive hydroelectric dam under construction in the city, the socialist-realist canvas offered complex commentary on the intersection of labor, industry, nature, and landscape—and lent insight to the alternate realisms crafted by artists such as Liu Xiaodong, Steven Cohen, and Nicolás Vizcaíno Sánchez.”

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