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Kevin's new exhibition Revenants, curated by Sarah Kelleher, opens in the Courtyard Galleries, IMMA. Free but booking is required
'Revenants' by Kevin Mooney
Kevin's new exhibition Revenants, curated by Sarah Kelleher, opens in the Courtyard Galleries at the Irish Museum of Modern Art this Wednesday 30th November.
Revenants assembles a significant body of recent work by Cork-based artist Kevin Mooney. Bringing together paintings made between 2016 and 2022, Mooney’s practice visualises under-explored areas of Irish history.
As a colonised nation, there are large gaps in the record of our art history and material culture caused by poverty, famine and mass migration. Mooney’s work reconsiders these lacunae and reverse-engineers the ‘lost’ visual culture of this Irish diaspora, imagining it as a mutant absurdist folklore, and, in the process opening up thorny questions about cultural influence and transformation.
Revenants is curated by arts writer and a Government of Ireland Scholar, Sarah Kelleher.