An Act of Hospitality can only be poetic
DATE: WEDNESDAY 2 MAY (This exhibition runs until Sat 30 June. Please see Highlanes.com)
VENUE: HIGHLANES GALLERY, LAURENCE STREET
TIME: EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTISTS’ TALK 7.30PM
Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Stephanie Deady, Willie Doherty, Vanessa Donoso-Lopez, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisc, Ronan McCrea, Isabel Nolan, Mairead O’hEocha, Kathy Prendergast, Tamsin Snow & Sarah Tynan
Inspired by a quote by Jacques Derrida, this exhibition curated by Linda Shevlin and Aoife Ruane seeks to present works that respond to themes of hospitality, identity, friendship and the multitude of journeys and conflicts encountered to attain them.
In response to ongoing and globally transformational international events, Bealtaine, the national May-time festival celebrating creativity as we age has adopted the theme of hospitality, hosting and welcome as a broad and multi-layered festival theme. The deeper undertones to the principle of hospitality are underlined by historical interpretations of the concept, including Jacques Derrida’s philosophical work on the Ethics of Hospitality. In Derrida’s work, the concept of hospitality contains paradoxes in relation to how when we welcome some cultures, societies and migrants in the spirit of hospitality, it necessarily implies that others will be rejected, and also where curiosity in relation to the new or strange co-exists with fear of ‘the other’.
Organised in association with Age and Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.