|THINGS WE DO
Arthouse, Temple Bar, Dublin
In this selection
of OutArt we have attempted to identify artists in the submission that
place issues of art before issues of sexual identity or politics. This
reassertion offers, in my opinion, an exhibition whose breath transcends
the exclusivity of what was understood to comprise "a gay art exhibition".
By foregrounding aesthetic issues the syntactical structure is by necessity
broadened resulting in greater inclusivity.
The brief of this exhibition was work that addressed the everyday in its ordinary and sometimes extraordinary manifestations. The banal rituals of daily life provide some of the most profound moments of questioning for an individual. This art has the ability to exquisitely witness these questions and provide company for our attempts to answer them. As such it functions as both and neither queer or straight art, it is simply art, a generous gesture.
Patrick T. Murphy
|No Respect | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996