TULCA visual arts festival returns next month

TULCA, Galway’s annual visual arts festival, returns next month where artists working in a variety of media will examine post-Tiger Ireland.

This year’s festival runs from November 4 to 20. It will be curated by Megs Morley and the theme is ‘After the fall’, with all participating artists asked to examine the Irish and global recession, through their artworks.

The festival programme was launched in The Green Room, GMIT Cluain Mhuire campus on Monday, and among the artists and artist collectives that will take part in this year’s festival are the Russian collective, Chto Delat?/What is to be done?

The collective features artists, philosophers and writers interested in merging political theory, art, and activism. Formed in 2003, the group’s ideas are rooted in their observations of post-perestroika Russia, and in principles of self-organisation and collectivism. Chto Delat? will also create a site-specific installation for TULCA.

Irish artist Jesse Jones will also be exhibiting. In her films and videos she explores revolutionary action, and finds resonance in our current social and political landscape. Her new work, Against the Realm of the Absolute, inspired by Joanna Russ’s 1975 feminist sci-fi novel The Female Man, will be exhibited throughout TULCA.

See www.Tulca.ie for further updates.

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