Opening on 4 September 2020 and as part of European Expo 2020, the 39th EVA International will present a programme of artist commissions, presentations, and educational projects across venues in Limerick city and beyond.
The 39th EVA International programme is being developed in reference to the Golden Vein, a 19th century descriptor for the bountiful pastures of the Limerick / Tipperary region in the Mid-West of Ireland (more commonly referred to today as ‘Golden Vale’). The reference belongs to the historical perspective of seeing the land as a resource to be tapped, exploited, and commercialised through industrialised agricultural production and global trade. The Golden Vein is the starting point for thinking through ideas of land and its contested values within the context of Ireland today.
The programme will include a Guest Programme curated by Merve Elveren, a number of Platform Commissions selected by Merve Elveren and Anne Tallentire, as well as a number of adjacent commissions and projects directly initiated by EVA and collaborating partners.
Programme Highlights of the 39th EVA International include:
- Little Did They Know
Guest programme curated by Merve Elveren
- Em’kal Eyongakpa
A new work by Em’kal Eyongakpa, developed through a commissioning partnership with IMMA, that will connect across sites in Dublin and Limerick
- Orla Barry
A new off-site work by artist Orla Barry, in collaboration with musician and composer Paul Bradley
- Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan
A new video installation work by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan
- Bora Baboci
A new work by Bora Baboci based on the artists’ script for a speculative and fictional weather forecast for the Curragower Falls
- Laura Fitzgerald, Áine McBride, Emily McFarland, Eimear Walshe
New works developed as part of the Platform Commissions programme
Various locations in Limerick.