A season of propositions, performances, experiments and scenarios by the MFA Art in the Contemporary World. Goethe-Institut Irland.










Return Gallery Goethe-Institut Irland 37 Merrion Square Dublin 2 

Begins 12 March 2020. Runs through 6 May 2020.


Maria del Buey, Dominique Crowley, Kate Friedeberg, Brendan Fox, Seánan Kerr, and Orlaith Phelan.


A season of propositions, performances, experiments and scenarios by the MFA Art in the Contemporary World. For this programme, the gallery is a hasty site (a hurry) where materials and objects (known and strange) move through, change direction and (pass). Each week presents a different aspect of post-graduate research-in-process, staged briefly, with intent. It is an opportunity to gather the untethered and unfeathered moments of making, thinking, acting and doing via an evolving exhibition. 


On the following evenings in particular we invite the public to join us in the Goethe-Institut’s Return Gallery to experience lively elaborations of artistic research presented by the MFA ACW students: 


Thursday 12 March 6pm with Dominique Crowley and María del Buey

A hurry through a third strange presence: between telemorphosis and security zones


Thursday 26 March 6pm with Kate Friedeberg

A hurry through mud: between peregrines, flocks and raves. 


Thursday 2 April 6pm with Brendan Fox

A hurry through gaps: between perception, longing and revolt with Brendan Fox.


Thursday 16 April 6pm with Orlaith Phelan

A hurry through discourse: between subject and body, through limits, form and distance.


Thursday 23 April 6pm with Seánan Kerr

A hurry through Ireland: between English speaking hegemonies, artists cursing a meagre hospitality, whilst the land itself waits.


Wednesday 6 May 6pm with the MFA Art in the Contemporary World

A hurry through closing: between a publication launch and the conclusion of the Common Denominator programme.


*from Seamus Heany, Postscript 1998

Part of Common Denominator, a two-year programme in the Goethe-Institut’s Return Gallery curated by Art in the Contemporary World MA/MFA. ACW is a theory-practice post-graduate Masters in the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Common Denominator is supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland in collaboration with the National College of Art and Design. Please continue to check acw.ie for additional events related to A Hurry Through Which Known And Strange Things Pass.


Gallery hours for this programme: Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 9pm; Friday 10am to 5.30pm; Saturday 10am to 1:30pm. Closed Bank Holiday weekends.


Contact: Heidrun Rottke 

Cultural Programme Co-Ordinator

Goethe-Institut Irland

+353 1 6801100