Through the Lens


‘Through the Lens: New Video Art from Ireland’ video screening programme 8 established and emerging contemporary video artists are invited to participate in the video screening programme. Most artists have exhibited in Ireland and internationally in major museums and galleries, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the MOMA in New York, etc, and their works have featured in such major exhibitions and events as Venice Biennale 2007 and Documenta, Kassel 2007, among others. The common thread in every artist’s work is the representation of personal history in juxtaposition with the fast changing contemporary world. The videos selected are both visually stunning and extremely unique in the visual language.

Declan Clarke, Dorothy Cross, Malcolm McClay, Isabel Nolan, David Philips and Paul Rowley, Varvara Shavrova, Grace Weir

Project Curators:
Varvara Shavrova and Shi Li-Sanderson (Beijing)

Official opening by His Excellency Mr Declan Kelleher, Ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China on Sunday March 16th at 5.00pm at BAMOIC [Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City].

Zenith Culture International BAMOIC [Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City] Embassy of Ireland, Beijing. Support: Culture Ireland The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing People’s Government of Dongcheng District, Beijing CHP [Centre for Heritage Protection, Beijing] Treasury Holdings Bord Bia Kerrygold