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Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art

Artists: Adam Chodzko, Petra Feriancova, Petrit Halilaj, Ho Rui An, Jochen Lempert,
Flo Maak, Chris Marker, Wesley Meuris, Ciarán Murphy, Vanessa Safavi, Julia Schmid,
Sonia Shiel, and Ruth van Beek.

curated by Chris Clarke in association with the School of BEES (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences), UCC

Gallery 1 and Gallery 2, 1 August - 2 November 2014

 

From forests and jungles to city streets and public zoos, Fieldworks invites you to take a closer look at the ways in which animals have been depicted in their habitats and how these environments affect our
understanding of different species.

Featuring works by Irish and international artists, Fieldworks reveals how animals forage, nest and play within a variety of locations and offers a remarkable insight into life in often hidden corners of the
animal kingdom.

The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, the Goethe Institut, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, the Flemish Authorities, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

Chris Clarke will lead a free curatorial tour of the exhibition at 1pm on Friday 5 September 2014.

You can download a press release about the exhibition here.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) comprises diverse specialities covering marine, terrestrial and fresh water environments. You can learn more about their teaching and research at www.ucc.ie/en/bees/

Chris Clarke is Senior Curator of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In this role, he has curated Modern Families: Relatives and Relationships in Art, Passports: Globalisation in Contemporary European Video, Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art and the Irish touring exhibition Game On: Re-Newing Media Art.

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