YOU HAVE heard of conceptual art, but have you ever heard of the nonceptualists? No? Then take a look at the exhibition in the 126 Gallery on Queen Street.
Artlessness: The Cultural Logic of Nonceptuality, a new exhibition by Darren Barrett, opens in 126 on Thursday April 28 from 7pm to 9pm.
In this show Barrett will try to transmit something of the playful vitality of the artistic collective known as the nonceptualists. The exhibition comprises a series of two and three dimensional works.
The nonceptualist collective is composed of a geographically decentralised network of artists and theorists from different nationalities and has been around for more than 20 years. It has produced a body of work and critical writings which deliberately eschew the prevalent stylistic conventions dominant within the contemporary visual arts.
The central objective of nonceptuality is to create an alternative environment where a proliferation of different styles and working methodologies can develop and cohabit.
Darren Barrett will also give a talk about his work on Wednesday May 4 in the GMIT’s Cluain Mhuire Campus at 12.30pm.