PRESS RELEASE - ‘Make Haste, Slowly’

Student-curated events to take place at Goethe Institut as part of NCAD collaboration

Thursday, 15th November 2018


‘Make Haste, Slowly’ forms part of two-year programme marking Bauhaus centenary

‘Make Haste, Slowly’, a collectively curated, scripted, performed, and presented exercise in radical pedagogies by students of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)’s MA Art in the Contemporary World will take place at the Goethe Institut Dublin with a series of workshops and events from Friday, 30th November to Monday, 10th December 2018.

Part of ‘Common Denominator: Art in the Contemporary World’, a two-year programme marking the Bauhaus centenary, ‘Make Haste, Slowly’ will include artworks and collaborations featuring Basil Al Rawi; Jane’s Bees; Jasmin Marker; Repeater Collective; Noel Sheridan; John Smith; and David and Sally Shaw-Smith.

The workshops and events will be presented in the context of British artist Liam Gillick’s ‘Denominator Platform’ 2018, an artwork specially commissioned by Art in the Contemporary World and on display in the Goethe Institut’s Return Gallery until January 2019. An ‘in conversation’ event with Liam Gillick will take place at the Return Gallery at 6pm on Wednesday, 21st November.

Commenting ahead of the opening of ‘Make Haste, Slowly’, lecturer Dr Sarah Pierce said: “Art in the Contemporary World is Ireland’s leading taught MA in Visual Culture and our students are avid researchers whose focus is to advance a project with the aim of understanding, interrogating, and expanding the role of contemporary practices and their contexts.

“Through our collaboration with the Goethe Institut over the next two years and a diverse programme of exhibitions, events, seminars and more, we will interrogate and inhabit what it means in our time to speak of political solidarity, civic standards, or even aesthetic values, and to consider the relation between common commitments and necessary possibilities of individual belief, expression and action. We encourage everybody interested in these topics to join us for this exciting programme of events.”

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‘Make Haste, Slowly’ programme of events:

·        Opening: Friday, 30th November, 6-9pm

o   Screening of Slow Glass, 1988 – 91 by John Smith

o   Skep making demonstration by Jane’s Bees

o   Loquendo’s Gramaphone Guided Tour + Silent Disco by María Del Buey, Natalie Pullen and Valerie Joyce

o   Performance by Repeater Collective


·        Monday, 3rd December, 3-6pm

o   Radical Pedagogies reading group

o   Theatre of the Oppressed workshop by Brendan Fox

o   Loquendo’s Gramaphone Guided Tour + Silent Disco by María Del Buey, Natalie Pullen and Valerie Joyce


·        Monday, 10th December, 3-6pm

o   Radical Pedagogies reading group

o   Irish crocheting demonstration by Grainne Murphy

o   Workshop by artist Jasmin Marker


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