Limerick, Ireland
Michele Horrigan, GET ART, 2023, 40th EVA International, Never Look Back. Image courtesy of the artist.


A curatorial commission with Michele Horrigan as part of EVA’s initiative Never Look Back.

GET ART sees elements of the EVA archive infiltrate and disrupt the format of the popular board game Monopoly. It recalls the 2016 launch of a version of the game dedicated to Limerick City, where players were given the opportunity to roll dice to buy and trade local city properties and build houses and hotels, aiming to drive their opponents into bankruptcy. In making a comment about the reduction of the city’s image to financial circulation and speculative investment rather than as a cultural entity and a place of lived life, archival research sees decades of EVA artworks made in the urban fabric of Limerick re-imagined to replace property and financial transaction. Exhibition memories are recalled as a journey and interaction with the city.

Featuring presentations by artists: Xu Bing, Paolo Canevari, Mark Clare, Minerva Cuevas, Fausto Delle Chiaie, Luc Deleu, Joyce Duffy, Jakob Gautel & Jason Karaindos, Liam Gillick, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cao Guo-Qiang, Nancy Hwang, Nicholas Keogh & Paddy Bloomer, Patrick Killoran, Jason Middlebrook, Eduardo Navarro, Áine Phillips, Deirdre A. Power & Jacki Hehir, Jochen Schmith, Santiago Sierra, Superflex, Charlene Teters, Humberto Velez, and Eimear Walshe.

GET ART was launched during the 40th EVA International, coinciding with an in conversation event between Michele Horrigan and Architect Peter Carroll at The Grove. An archive copy of the board game is located at the EVA Office and Archive. Never Look Back is supported through the Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme and Limerick City and County Council.

Photographers: Eamonn O’Mahony, Dermot Lynch, Deirdre Power, Jed Niezgoda, Miriam O’Connor, Oliver Smith and others.
3D Printing: Studio Luden
Design: Daly & Lyon

Michele Horrigan is an Irish artist and curator. She studied art at the University of Ulster, Belfast and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent exhibitions of her videos and installations have occurred at MACRO, Rome, EVA International, – Ireland’s Biennale of Contemporary Art, Limerick; Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz, and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin. Since 2006 she is founder and director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, facilitating artists residencies, exhibitions and publication production in rural southwest Ireland with over one hundred realised projects, often with a particular interest in site-specific and socially-engaged practices. Many artworks made in this context have subsequently been presented throughout the world in exhibitions, art biennials and film festivals.