MORE THAN THIS: Art Exhibition

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 2 Jul 2013 until 24 Jul 2013
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Portlaoise Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

GAIA Projects and EDIC Mountmellick are proud to present MORE THAN THIS –  new contemporary art from Irish and Portuguese artists which will be displayed in Mountmellick Library’s art gallery.

After it’s successful run in the Cork Vision Centre, part two of MORE THAN THIS again brings together new ideas and new visions of what is happening in European Contemporary art.

“Fidelity” as an ideal way of working, runs through all of the works exhibited, and the artists were chosen for their personal commitment to a particular medium of idea.

Robert Hughes writing in “The Culture of Complaint” described the difficulties of making art in America in the 80’s thus:

“The cultural feeding frenzy was hard on artists who develop slowly, on those who value a certain classical reticence and a precise accountancy of feeling over mere expressiveness or contestation. It also presented difficulties for those who believe that art based on the internal traditions of painting and sculpture may achieve values which simply aren’t accessible to art based on mass media”

For different reasons and in a very strained Europe, artists still find it difficult to create and to let that work happen slowly. And so we ask the question: Can this faithfulness to a practice produce something that is “more than the sum of it’s parts”?

Can art be MORE THAN THIS ?