A discussion between MK Gallery exhibitor, artist Gerard Byrne, with Dublin-based writer, lecturer and researcher, Dr Maeve Connolly about the exhibition Case Study: Loch Ness.
Gerard Byrne Byrne (born Dublin 1969) is regarded as amongst the most critically important artists of his generation. His work frequently reconstructs historically charged conversations about the future originally published in popular magazines from the 1960s-1980s in order to test their resonance in the present. He explores the historical locations of these moments and the spaces in which they are presented, blurring the lines between past and present, fiction and documentary. The artist is represented by Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, www.greenonredgallery.com, Lisson Gallery, London, www.lissongallery.com and Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm www.nordenhake.com. Dr Maeve Connolly Dr Connolly is a Dublin-based writer, lecturer and researcher whose work centres on concepts of public space in contemporary art and culture, informed by histories of art, film and television since the late 1960s. She is currently Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dublin, Ireland where she teaches on the BA in Visual Arts Practice and on MAVis, MA Visual Arts Practices, where she leads a module on Visual Cultural Research. www.mavis.ie MK Gallery MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA. Situated in Theatre District, Milton Keynes, MK Gallery is one of the UK’s leading public galleries, presenting a programme of international contemporary visual art. Open Tuesday–Friday12–8pm, Saturday 11am–8pm, Sunday 11am–5pm. Admission free. www.mkgallery.org. The exhibition Gerard Byrne Case Study: Loch Ness (Some possibilities and problems), 2001-2011 ran from 14 January – 3 April 2011.