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‘There is no thing here but much else’
‘There is no thing here
but much else’

2 March – 1 July 2018
In partnership with One Here Now: The Brian O'Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project, Sirius Arts Centre.

Friday 6 April - Talk / Screening

Patrick Ireland
© Sé Merry Doyle

1 pm: Re-Introducing Patrick Ireland: Selves, Semantics, Site-Lines, by Christina Kennedy,
Senior Curator, Head of Collections, IMMA. Tracing the paths that this extraordinary artist has pursued, in particular during the period that coincides with his identity as Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), through some of her own curatorial collaborations with him in the past two decades.

1:50pm: Lament for Patrick Ireland by Sé Merry Doyle
A unique screening of the documentary of the burial of Brian O'Doherty's alter ego, Patrick Ireland, filmed on the grounds of The Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2008.

‘There is no thing here but much else’ examines the important role that film has played in the sixty-year career of internationally renowned, New York-based Irish artist Brian O’Doherty (Patrick Ireland). The three-month screening series runs from 2 March-27 May 2018 in the Crawford Art Gallery. Taking its title from O’Doherty’s review of Patrick Ireland’s exhibition at the Charles Cowles Gallery (1990), O’Doherty playfully and succinctly critiques his alter ego’s installation. 

© Brian O'Doherty