The main exhibition in 2016, IDEALS, brings to City Assembly House fifteen projects of local and international photographers that, as dynamic flâneurs, explore the world and seek to improve it by highlighting socio-political issues we tend to ignore in our everyday lives. Whether part of an artistic or a journalistic practice, there is no limit or guidelines to what can be achieved, as long as it is born out of a personal desire to fulfil a personal ideal.
Curated by Ángel Luis González, PhotoIreland’s Director, the installation underlines the inseparable relation between artists and society; and presents it as an extension of their everyday concerns and investigations.
IDEALS is the second of projects programmed by PhotoIreland engaging with the 1916 celebrations in Ireland, alongside Phototropism, which took place last April at The Library Project. These projects use contemporary photography as the vehicle to reflect on the fight for equal rights and opportunities, the basis of a democratic society.
Finally, IDEALS wants to challenge standards in exhibition making as far as Photography is concerned – not to be missed!
The artists presented are:
Agustina Triquell, António Castilho, Elisa Gonzalez Miralles, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Florian van Roekel, Gavin Mullan, Jörg Brüggemann, Marie-Pierre Cravedi, Mark Duffy, Richard Seymour, Robert McCormack, Sean Hillen, Wawrzyniec Kolbusz, and Yaakov Israel.