Manuel Ocampo and James Deutsher will be included in Dublin Contemporary 11.
The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Taken from William Butler Yeats’ famous poem “Easter, 1916”, the exhibition’s title borrows from the Irish writer’s seminal response to turn-of-the-century political events to site art’s underused potential for commenting symbolically on the world’s societal, cultural and economic triumphs and ills. The second part of the exhibition’s title underscores Dublin Contemporary 2011’s emphasis on art that captures the spirit of the present time, while introducing the exhibition’s chief organizational engine: The Office of Non-Compliance. Headed up by Dublin Contemporary 2011 lead curators Jota Castro (artist/curator) and Christian Viveros-Fauné (critic/curator), The Office of Non-Compliance will function as a collaborative agency within Dublin Contemporary 2011, establishing creative solutions for real or symbolic problems that stretch the bounds of conventional art experience.
Physically sited within the grounds of the larger exhibition, The Office of Non-Compliance will function as a promoter of ideas around a laundry list of non-conformist art proposals and, when inhabited by given artistic projects, as a work of art itself. The Office of Non-Compliance posits the obvious fact that not only has the world changed in the last few decades, the idea of change itself has changed utterly. An exhibition that looks to highlight less conventional, largely artist-led models of art discourse, production and presentation, Dublin Contemporary 2011 will find in The Office of Non-Compliance an active thresher for novel, underrepresented and even untested ideas around contemporary art and its myriad possibilities.
Dublin Contemporary 11
Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance
6 September — 31 October 2011