Beyond the Country
Perspectives of the Land in Historic and Contemporary Art
26 October - 3 February 2008

Curated by Matt Packer and René Zechlin
Participating Artists: Bas Jan Ader, John Bock, Stephen Brandes, Nina Canell, Hugh Charde,
Adam Chodzko, David Claerbout, Clodagh Emoe, Patrick Feehan, Cyprian Gaillard, Marine Hugonnier, Paul Henry, James Ireland, Sven Johne, Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, William Magrath, Dara McGrath, Frank McKelvey, David Muirhead, William Mulready, Dermot O'Brien, Olaf Quantius, Rachel Reupke, Xavier Ribas, Daniel Roth, George Russell, Walter Westley Russell, Johan Thurfjell, Richard T Walker, Richard Wilson.

Beyond the Country presented historic and contemporary artistic representations of the land. The sometimes contradictory depictions included perceptions of the sublime in landscape, as well as observations of narrative, mythical, environmental or social aspects of rural life. While the countryside is often described in opposition to the city, this exhibition challenged that division by presenting perspectives that dissolve any clear separation between the two.