Limerick, Ireland
EVA International is delighted to announce a preview list of artists

Preview Artist List Announced

EVA International is delighted to announce a preview list of artists

Jaime Ávila *Colombia, b.1968
Peju Alatise *Nigeria, b.1975
Malala Andrialavidrazana *Madagascar/France, b.1971
Patricia Belli *Nicaragua, b.1964
Patrizio di Massimo *Italy/UK, b.1983
Juan Pablo Echeverri *Colombia, b.1978
John Gerrard *Ireland/Austria, b.1974
Alejandro González Iñárritu *Mexico/USA, b.1963
Laurent Grasso *France, b.1972
Eileen Gray *Ireland, 1878 – 1976
Sanja Ivekovic *Croatia, b.1949
Mainie Jellet *Ireland, 1897 – 1944
Seán Keating *Ireland, 1889 – 1977
Sam Keogh *Ireland, b.1985
Lee Bul *South Korea, b.1964
Liu Xiaodong *China, b.1963
Isabel Nolan *Ireland, b.1974
Dan Rees *UK, b.1982
Beto Shwafaty *Brazil, b. 1977
Sutthirat Supaparinya *Thailand, b.1973
Trevor Yeung *Hong Kong, b.1988

Curated by:

Inti Guerrero *Colombia/Hong Kong, b. 1983

The 38th edition of EVA International connects the narrative futures of early twentieth century Ireland with the sexual and identity politics of the present day. The exhibition takes its starting point from the painting Night Candles are Burnt Out (1927) by Irish artist Sean Keating, which presents an allegory of the Irish psyche at the advent of the construction of Ardnacrusha – a hydroelectric dam, built that same year on the border of County Limerick. Ardnacrusha was a futurist icon of modern civil engineering in its day, which accelerated the economy and radically shifted society of the new Irish state. Keating’s painting depicts a host of characters set against the backdrop of the construction site, whose lives are set to change by the dawning of a new era of technological progress.

The construction of Ardnacrusha encompasses a number of intertwined themes and narratives that unfold through artworks by Irish and international artists addressing themes of nationhood, technological progress, electricity and metaphors of power. Power upon the body of others, in particular society’s control over reproduction, will be integral to the exhibition. Rather than a monolithic thematic exhibition, the 38th EVA International wishes to establish a cosmology of exhibitions; a kaleidoscopic ecology of intertwining display narratives with essayistic, retinal and bodily narratives.

Open to the public from April 14 to July 8, 2018, across various locations, institutions and public spaces in Limerick City. The full list of artists and full programme of events and venues, will be released in further announcements.