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EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial

EVA International announce the full programme and exhibition venues for EVA 2014 AGITATIONISM curated by Bassam El Baroni. The 2014 Biennial is open to the public from 12 April to 6 July, with a professional preview on Thursday 10 April, opening on Friday 11 April and Humberto Vélez’s The Underdog and EVA International 2014 Cup on Saturday 12 April at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

Venues and exhibiting artists:

Limerick City Gallery of Art (Pery Square, Limerick):
Amanda Beech, Luis Camnitzer, Siobhán Hapaska, Cécile Hartmann, Malak Helmy, Luis Jacob, Ramon Kassam, Alon Levin, Mona Marzouk, Asier Mendizabal, Michael Patterson-Carver, Raqs Media Collective + Iswanto Hartono, Eva Richardson McCrea, Miri Segal, Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Kerry Group former Golden Vale Milk Plant (O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick):
Doa Aly, Kjersti Andvig, Martí Anson, Ann Böttcher, Jenny Brady, Benjamin de Búrca & Barbara Wagner, Chimurenga, Jacqueline Doyen, Tom Flanagan & Megs Morley, Zachary Formwalt, GRRRR (Ingo Giezendanner), Nilbar Güreş, Rana Hamadeh, Nicoline van Harskamp, David Horvitz, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Patrick Jolley, Hassan Khan, Per–Oskar Leu, Sofie Loscher, Pauline M’barek, Metahaven, Catalina Niculescu, Seamus Nolan, Mark O’Kelly, Neša Paripović, Garrett Phelan, Elizabeth Price, Walid Sadek, Praneet Soi, Carla Zaccagnini

The Hunt Museum (Rutland Street, Limerick):
Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Ann-Sofi Sidén

Bourn Vincent Gallery (University of Limerick, Limerick):
Uriel Orlow

+billion- (James Merrigan)

Performances, events & workshops (various locations)
Jaqueline Doyen (10–12 April), Rana Hamadeh (TBA), Nástio Mosquito (11 April), Seamus Nolan (6 April), Paul Tarpey (TBA), Humberto Vélez (12 April)

Education & Young EVA
Artists talks, Crafternoons, Art & Philosophy with Katy Fitzpatrick, Aislinn O’Donnell & The Rubberbandits

AGITATIONISM, the 36th edition of EVA International, will simulate the struggle between the tides that pull the present towards romanticisations, utopias, ideologies, and nostalgias; and the tides that attempt to push it beyond those limitations and towards an unknown, a desire for something that remains too complex to determine today.

EVA 2014 features works by 56 international artists, selected from over 2,000 proposals by artists in 96 countries, including new commissions by: Doa Aly, Kjersti Andvig, Martí Anson, Ann Böttcher, +billion- (James Merrigan), GRRRR (Ingo Giezendanner), Rana Hamadeh, David Horvitz, Luis Jacob, Mona Marzouk, Asier Mendizabal, Metahaven, Nástio Mosquito, Seamus Nolan, Mark O’Kelly, Garrett Phelan, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Praneet Soi, Paul Tarpey, Humberto Vélez.

AGITATIONISM is part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and three projects have been developed specially for the City of Culture celebrations: EVA and City of Culture are working in partnership with Kerry Group to transform the vast former Golden Vale Milk Plant on O’Callaghan Strand, Limerick into a bespoke exhibition space; EVA and Limerick City Gallery of Art will host a pre-congress visit by IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art; and Humberto Vélez has been commissioned to create a unique participative event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium.

EVA International is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City & County Council, Limerick City of Culture 2014 and works in close partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art, IMMA | Irish Museum of Modern Art and Visual Artists Ireland. Outset England and Outset Netherlands as part of the International Production Fund are supporting a new commission by Praneet Soi, editions of which will be donated to the permanent collections at The Stedlijek Museum, Amsterdam and IMMA | Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

For EVA 2014 projects and new commissions have been generously supported by: Acción Cultural Española, AC/E; Artis Grant Progam; Coleção Teixeira de Freitas; Etxepare Basque Institute; French Embassy in Ireland; Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Program; Kontakt, the Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; Office for Contemporary Art Norway, OCA; the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

EVA 2014 AGITATIONISM previews and opening weekend programme:

Thursday 10 April: professional preview
Exhibitions open 10–17.30h
Please contact [email protected] for accreditation

Friday 11 April: opening
Exhibition openings with guest appearance by The Rubberbandits, starting at Limerick City Gallery of Art from 18h
Nástio Mosquito performance Bee: the opposite of cockroach and after party, TBA

Saturday 12 April
Humberto Vélez: The Underdog and EVA International 2014 Cup at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Green Park, Dock Road, Limerick, 18–23h

Please see or contact [email protected] for further information and details.