TULCA Curator’s Tour - NATURE (all ages)
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

TULCA Curator’s Tour - NATURE (all ages)

Post , Katherine Sankey, Detail Photograph of 225 x 75 x 127cm Sculpture; copper, wood, rubber steel

Post, Katherine Sankey, Detail Photograph of 225 x 75 x 127cm Sculpture; copper, wood, rubber steel

Curator’s Tour - NATURE (all ages)

Meet at 126 Artist-run Gallery - Sunday 3 November - 10.30

What is the difference between the natural and the supernatural? In this family-friendly tour Curator Kerry Guinan highlights how exhibited artworks respond to the theme of magic and nature, against present threats to the environment. 

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An Introduction to Weather-Reading with Nikita Coulter
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

An Introduction to Weather-Reading with Nikita Coulter

Peripheries , 2017, Martina O’Brien; Two-channel HD video projection, 9’25”

Peripheries, 2017, Martina O’Brien; Two-channel HD video projection, 9’25”

An Introduction to Weather-Reading with Nikita Coulter

Environmental scientist Nikita Coulter combines scientific and folk techniques in this unique weather reading and prediction demonstration.

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Art / Magic / Marxism
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

Art / Magic / Marxism

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Dynamic City , 1919, Gustavs Klucis, photomontage

Dynamic City, 1919, Gustavs Klucis, photomontage

Art / Magic / Marxism Seminar 

O'Donoghue Centre - Thursday 7 November - 14.00

Artists and academics propose a reconciliation between Marxist analysis and more intuitive forms of knowledge.

Speaking:
Andy Merrifield (UK)
Sinead Mercier (IE)
Clodagh Emoe (IE)
The Center for Tactical Magic (USA)

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TULCA Curator’s Tour - LIFE & DEATH
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

TULCA Curator’s Tour - LIFE & DEATH

Spirits,  2018, Linda Pense, 8 x woodcut prints, 15 x 20cm

Spirits, 2018, Linda Pense, 8 x woodcut prints, 15 x 20cm

TULCA Curator’s Tour - LIFE & DEATH

Meet at Engage Art Studios - Saturday 9 November - 12.00

Does magic give life? In this tour Curator Kerry Guinan leads a discussion on how ideas of life and death have influenced exhibited artworks, considering magic as a factor of the life cycle.

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What Time Is Death? - Film screening followed by Q&A with Director Paul Duane
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

What Time Is Death? - Film screening followed by Q&A with Director Paul Duane

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What Time Is Death? - Film screening followed by Q&A with Director Paul Duane

Pálás Cinema - Saturday 9 November - 18.00

In 2017 Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, formerly The KLF, returned after 23 years of silence with a new project. They were no longer a pop group but undertakers, building the People's Pyramid out of bricks made from the ashes of dead people. This documentary follows their reunion and new venture.

TICKETS - €5
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Reading Group with Jesse Jones: ‘Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ by Silvia Federici
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Reading Group with Jesse Jones: ‘Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ by Silvia Federici

Image:  Tremble Tremble , 2017, Jesse Jones

Image: Tremble Tremble, 2017, Jesse Jones

Reading Group with Jesse Jones: ‘Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ by Silvia Federici

Black Gate Cultural Centre - Tuesday 12 November - 18.00

Artist Jesse Jones facilitates a dialogue regarding Federici’s seminal feminist text, which inspired Jones’ installation Tremble Tremble, exhibited in the Irish Pavillion of the Venice Bienalle in 2017. 

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TULCA Curator’s Tour - REALITY
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

TULCA Curator’s Tour - REALITY

Orbital , 2017, Diana Copperwhite, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150cm

Orbital, 2017, Diana Copperwhite, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150cm

TULCA Curator’s Tour - REALITY

Meet at TULCA Festival Gallery - Wednesday 13 November - 18.00

Is magic real? In this tour Curator Kerry Guinan poses questions about the nature of reality in the exhibited artworks, exploring how magic may be used to shape, access, or create realities. 

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TULCA Curators Talk - CCAM, GMIT (2pm)
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

TULCA Curators Talk - CCAM, GMIT (2pm)

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TULCA Curators Talk - CCAM GMIT

2pm - Thursday 10th October - Yellow Room, CCAM, GMIT

Gain an exclusive insight into the curation of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts: TACTICAL MAGIC 2019. Curator Kerry Guinan will provide an overview of the festival theme and the curatorial principles that have guided her programme of unique artworks and events. 

Kerry Guinan is a visual artist, researcher, and curator based between Limerick and Dublin. As a whole her work investigates the social functions of art, with a particular interest in functions that oppose, undermine, or re-appropriate rationalist capitalism. Guinan is a Masters by Research candidate at the Limerick School of Art & Design, recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award 2018, and author of The Impact and Instrumentalisation of Art in the Dublin Property Market (2016), and has presented her research at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (2018), Trinity College Dublin (2017), University College Dublin (2017), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015, 2016). She is currently supported by Fingal County Council’s Artist Support Scheme 2019. 

‘TACTICAL MAGIC makes the claim that art is magic. Magic is here defined in a practical, or tactical sense, as a non-rational belief in a cause and its effect. Art can be considered magical because it strives to control, affect, or create realities in ways that are not quantifiable, but are nevertheless valuable. The programme for TACTICAL MAGIC showcases art practices that entail this magical belief in affecting reality. The festival also problematises rationalism’s opposition to magic, demonstrating, through artworks and events, the inconspicuous presence of magic in the histories of politics, science, and technology. 

Since 2002, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts has captivated Galway city and county with an eclectic display of Contemporary Art. TULCA is a multi-venue, artist-centered festival of contemporary art that works with Ireland-based curators to present innovative exhibitions that provoke and energise audiences into the world of the Visual Arts.

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TULCA Curators Talk - NUIG (time changed to 5pm)
Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

TULCA Curators Talk - NUIG (time changed to 5pm)

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TULCA Curators Talk - NUIG

Due to a double booking the Curators Talk will now be starting at 5pm. We apologise for this late change.

5pm - Wednesday 9th October - O’Donoghue Centre NUIG

Gain an exclusive insight into the curation of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts: TACTICAL MAGIC 2019. Curator Kerry Guinan will provide an overview of the festival theme and the curatorial principles that have guided her programme of unique artworks and events. 

Kerry Guinan is a visual artist, researcher, and curator based between Limerick and Dublin. As a whole her work investigates the social functions of art, with a particular interest in functions that oppose, undermine, or re-appropriate rationalist capitalism. Guinan is a Masters by Research candidate at the Limerick School of Art & Design, recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Next Generation Award 2018, and author of The Impact and Instrumentalisation of Art in the Dublin Property Market (2016), and has presented her research at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (2018), Trinity College Dublin (2017), University College Dublin (2017), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015, 2016). She is currently supported by Fingal County Council’s Artist Support Scheme 2019. 

‘TACTICAL MAGIC makes the claim that art is magic. Magic is here defined in a practical, or tactical sense, as a non-rational belief in a cause and its effect. Art can be considered magical because it strives to control, affect, or create realities in ways that are not quantifiable, but are nevertheless valuable. The programme for TACTICAL MAGIC showcases art practices that entail this magical belief in affecting reality. The festival also problematises rationalism’s opposition to magic, demonstrating, through artworks and events, the inconspicuous presence of magic in the histories of politics, science, and technology. 

Since 2002, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts has captivated Galway city and county with an eclectic display of Contemporary Art. TULCA is a multi-venue, artist-centered festival of contemporary art that works with Ireland-based curators to present innovative exhibitions that provoke and energise audiences into the world of the Visual Arts.

www.tulca.ie

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