‘War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings’

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening:

  •  Date: Friday 26th October
  • Time: 5.00pm
  • Venue: Wexford County Hall, Carricklawn

About the exhibition:

‘War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings’ exhibition is an exhibition that will run in Wexford County Council buildings from 29th October – 3rd December 2018.

The exhibition will feature work by artist Brian Maguire, bringing together a selection of recent works resulting from a visit to Syria in 2017.

Curated by Catherine Bowe, this exhibition grew from Maguire’s own experience of the aftermath in Aleppo and developed in response to the refugee crises which has arisen because of this conflict.

Documenting the destruction in Aleppo, Maguire’s paintings offer a visceral and unmitigated insight into the physical consequences of war. The stark absence of life within these paintings, emblematic of the consequences of war, stands in contrast to our expectations of living city spaces.

In association with War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings, Syrian photographer Giath Taha will present Another Day in Aleppo, a selection of his photographic work in Kamera 8 Gallery in Wexford Town.

Kamera 8 Exhibition opening on Friday 26th October at 7.00pm

Who to contact:

For further details please contact
Eilish Cullen, Wexford County Council Tel: 053 9196564 or email eilish.cullen@wexfordcoco.ie

Exhibition opening hours:

War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings
A solo exhibition by Brian Maguire in Wexford County Council
From 29th October – 3rd December 2018

Wexford County Council is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm

A Day in Aleppo
A solo exhibition by Giath Taha in Kamera 8
From 27th October – 5th December 2018

Kamera 8 is Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm.

 

Tours

David Begley will facilitate a tour of the exhibition on Thursday, 22nd November at 4.00pm. Bookings for this free tour can be made by emailing lisa.fortune@wexfordcoco.ie