L’Internationale Research Network. 

NCAD joins a network of European museums and galleries

NCAD has joined a consortium of museums and educational institutions called L'Internationale Research Network. 

The network proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralized internationalism, based on the value of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. The network comprises seven major European museums, Modena Galerija (MG+museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland) and Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, Netherlands); and two lead academic partners - Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and NCAD.

Under the broad theme of 'Our Many Europes', the network sets out to explore the ways in the 1990s created the conditions under which Europeans live today. The network will conduct research, issue publications and mount exhibitions. The project is supported by an EU Culture Grant for the period 2018-2022.

In the first instance, NCAD’s contribution to the network will be to conduct research into performance art and activism on the island of Ireland in the 1990s, and to host a major international conference on performance art in late 2019. Close partners in this project will be the Project Arts Centre in Dublin and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.