25 October 2020 is the centenary of the death of Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, playwright and politician. Following his arrest for being in possession of a police cipher, MacSwiney’s seventy-four day hunger strike gripped international press and political agendas.
Citizen Nowhere / Citizen Somewhere: The Imagined Nation focuses on the legacy of Terence MacSwiney’s hunger strike and death, and the idea of nation as an imagined state to which MacSwiney’s own essays, Principles of Freedom, aspired.
The exhibition provides an overview of the many countries and individual leaders influenced by MacSwiney’s traumatic dedication to the Republican cause. It also examines, through the work of contemporary artists, the transitory nature of nationhood from being citizen of nowhere, under direct rule, to being a citizen of somewhere after liberation.
Supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
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(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
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