28 Nov - 20 Dec 2008
Preview: Fri 28 Nov 2008 6–9pm
"Where the map of this world ends, that's where the
map of Timbuktu begins…"
Although its precise etymology is unknown, French orientalist
René Basset posited that in the Berber languages "buqt"
means "far away", and "Tin-Buqt(u)" means
a place almost at the other end of the world. Timbuktu here
refers to the furthest place of the imagination, a mystical
realm beyond the material world, and a quixotic idea.
This curated exhibition will feature a selection of sought-after
artists from Ireland and beyond. The artists presented here,
together for the first time andon such a scale, are successfully
showing their work nationally and internationally, through
solo exhibitions in commerical galleries and institutions,
Biennales and Art Fairs, - garnering as they go, artists'
awards and residencies - and engaging with current agendas
within art practice, defining and redrawing the parametersof
what it means to be an international artist. Following the
success of last year's group painting exhibition 'Thirty Two
Thousand Years Later', the curators have brought to bear a
more open-ended expression of 'wall-based' artworks, introducing
'plastic' possibilities into the frame of the exhibition.
Exhibiting artists: Sheila Rennick, Bea McMahon, Sanja Todorovic,
Joe Nagle, Sonia Sheil, Linda Quinlan, Gayle Anderson, Grainne
Brady, Peter Cabocky, Aoife Cassidy, Gordon Cheung, Brendan
Flaherty, Beth O'Halloran, Andy Harper, Des Kenny, Gillian
Lawler, Stephen Loughman, Colin Martin, Sarah O Brien, Eamon
O'Kane, Ann Quinn, Blaise Drummond
Pallas Contemporary Projects focuses on the exchange of Irish
and internationalartists with a strong conceptual approach
working in different media. PCP is alsoa proving ground for
young and emerging artists, offering a space to experiment
and take risks with their practice. Commission on sales at
Timbuktu will go towards the galleries 2009 exhibition programme.
111 Grangegorman Road Lower, Dublin 7, Ireland
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Opening Hours: Thurs - Sat, 12 - 6 pm