Programme

Through the Looking Glass

Wendy McMurdo, ‘Helen, Backstage, Merlin Theatre’, 1996

‘Helen, Backstage, Merlin Theatre’

Wendy McMurdo, 1996, courtesy the artist


Project Partner:
Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Contact:
www.glucksman.org

Date: 5 July – 28 September 2005
Venue: Lewis Glucksman Gallery


Project Description:

Through the Looking Glass
1 July - 9 October
Venue: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC
Tickets: Free
www.glucksman.org
Through the Looking Glass featured the work of internationally established artists from Europe and the US and was a remarkable gathering of some of the most outstanding practitioners in contemporary art photography. Participating artists included Rineke Dijkstra, Anna Gaskell, Martin Healy, Justine Kurland, David Farrell, Wendy McMurdo and Loretta Lux.

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Throughout her adventures, Alice in Wonderland grapples with her identity. While this is a common feature of most children’s books, Alice’s questioning often invokes philosophical ideas. Similarly, contemporary photographers have focused their lens on the transitional stages of childhood to raise questions about how we view the world. Curated by Fiona Kearney, this exhibition presented the work of a number of internationally renowned photographers whose images took us through the looking glass into the upended world of the child. Participating artists included Rineke Dijkstra, David Farrell, Anna Gaskell, Martin Healy, Loretta Lux and Wendy McMurdo.

A book accompanying this exhibition will be published in early September 2005.

 

Loretta Lux, ‘At the Window’, 2004

Loretta Lux, ‘At the Window’, 2004

Courtesy the artist and Yossi Milo gallery, NYC

 

Anna Gaskell, ‘A Short Story of Happenstance’, 2002


Anna Gaskell, ‘A Short Story of Happenstance’, 2002

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris