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Outposts: Global borders and national boundaries

Artists: Katharina Cibulka, Willie Doherty, Dragana Jurisic, Bouchra Khalili, Brian Maguire, Teresa Margolles, Dara McGrath, Larissa Sansour, Hrair Sarkissian, Javier Téllez, Jun Yang

Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney
in association with Professor Nuala Finnegan, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC

1 December - 11 March 2018

 

Borders are very much in the news, with new geographic barriers being discussed as political realities by a globally interconnected world. OUTPOSTS: Global borders and national boundaries considers these ideas in an exhibition that features work by Irish and international artists who creatively explore the dividing lines that distinguish territories. From Mexico to the Middle East, Ireland and the European Union, the works challenge our perceptions of national identity while addressing the conflicts that often arise over these disputed boundaries.

Artists are often the beneficiaries of international travel and exchange while exploring what it means to live in a divided world. OUTPOSTS presents contemporary artworks that focus on the spaces and sites, landmarks and lines that crisscross and shape territories. Given the international scrutiny now placed on wall-building between Mexico and the USA, and current concerns about reinstating hard borders within the island of Ireland in the wake of Brexit, OUTPOSTS is a timely investigation into the personal and political mapping of place.

OUTPOSTS is funded by University College Cork, the Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

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Image: detail from Katharina Cibulka, ist heute morgen 1 - Tuxertaler Alpen, 2015