Aftereffects and Untold Histories. Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s

Online conference and exhibition - 15/4/21 to 15/5/21

Rescheduled from spring 2020, Aftereffects and Untold Histories will be a live, online public programme and an online exhibition hosted by NCAD – with the close partnership of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - from 15 April to 15th May 2021. It will feature performances, talks, panel discussions, screenings and readings exploring different faces of performance in Europe in the 1990s with a keen eye on their aftereffects today. Contributors (some selected through a call for papers) will approach performance in broad terms including art practices as well as activism. Particular emphasis is placed on  the body-mindedness of much performance, and on political activism and the ‘new geographies’ of Europe after 1989.

Drawing on materials in the National Irish Visual Arts Library and IMMA’s archives, an online exhibition will provide means for critical reflection on the documentation of performance practices as well as an opportunity to gather new materials.  

To view the programme content and book places for the talks and performances, please click here.

Image: Maurice O’Connell and Brian Connolly (aka Desert Rats), durational performance drawing a red dotted line around the Temple Bar district in Dublin city centre (1994), photographs by Annette Hennessy, National Irish Visual Arts Library, Artsource Collection © the artists