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Doug Fishbone in conversation with curator Dawn Williams

'Please Gamble Responsibly' by Doug Fishbone - Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland - 2021 / Photograph Jed Niezgoda -

Join artist Doug Fishbone and curator Dawn Williams for an engaging conversation exploring the artist’s recent projects and practice on the occasion of his solo exhibition ‘Please Gamble Responsibly’ at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. 

About this event 
In 2019 Doug travelled to Carrigtwohill, a small town to the East Cork and 'saw a half-finished apartment building left derelict for a decade - a ’ghost estate’ - with boarded-up windows, street lamps illuminating an empty road that led nowhere’ (The Guardian, 14 July 2021). 

Fishbone has recreated a vast structure of fragments of the ‘Castlelake’ apartment complex inside the Crawford Art Gallery - fabricated by stage-set builders - serving as a metaphor for the for the ’smoke and mirrors’ financial system which the complex - and society - has fallen victim to. Inside, Fishbone presents a stand-up comedic, surreal light-hearted short film on the inequities of the financial system, the role of money on the housing and rental markets and how we ended up in this mess. 

Based in film and performance work, Doug Fishbone’s practice is wide-ranging and has been described as a ‘stand-up conceptual artist’. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Jews, Money, Myth, Jewish Museum, London; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (2019); No Thanks/Thanksgiving, Hauser and Wirth, Somerset, European Media Art Platform, Werleitz/Halle, TATE Modern ‘Writing Photographs Symposium’ (2018); Yinka Shonibare’s Artist Dining Room, Royal Academy, London, Boomin’ Bus Tours,  Look Again Festival, Aberdeen (2016); Made in China, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf,  56th Venice Biennale (2015).   

This pre-recorded conversation includes a live online introduction, followed by a Q&A with Doug Fishbone and Dawn Williams. 

Click here to view more information on Doug Fishbone's exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery.

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