39th EVA International Phase 3

39th EVA International Phase 3

The 39th EVA International Phase 3 programme features over 19 presentations by Irish and international artists and collaborating curators, across venues in Limerick and online.  Taking its reference from the “Golden Vein,” a 19th-century descriptor for the agricultural bounty of the Limerick region, the 39th EVA International programme seeks to address ideas of land and its contested values in the context of Ireland today.

Guest Programme: Little did they know 

Curated by Merve Elveren Little did they know, features two research presentations and eleven artist projects. At Limerick City Gallery of Art, We realised the power of it, is an installation of archive material from the Derry Film and Video Workshop – a women-led film production company, formed in Derry in the early 80s.This research presentation is led by Sara Greavu in collaboration with artist Ciara Phillips.  At Park Point Sexuality of a Nation: Lionel Soukaz and Liberation Politics presents films by queer activist filmmaker Lionel Soukaz, produced in the context of the sexual liberation movement in 1970s France. In addition to the film presentation, a series of online film forums led by Paul Clinton explore the work’s relevance for intersectional and anti-capitalist queer debates in the present day (contact EVA International, Public Engagement Manager at eimear@eva.ie for further information). This presentation is supported by the Embassy of France in Ireland.

Artists Benji BoyadgianOisín Byrne with Adam GibbonsJasmina CibicBarış DoğrusözMinna HenrikssonMelanie Jackson & Esther LeslieZeyno PekünlüHannah Quinlan & Rosie HastingsKrista Belle StewartRayna Teneva & Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, and Driant Zeneli present artworks across Park Point and Sailor’s Home exhibition venues which address issues such as visibility, representation, and reclamation in the context of contested landscapes across the world.

Partnership Projects 

Adjacent to the Little did they know programme is a series of EVA International Partnership Projects, developed in collaboration with national and international organisations.

At Park Point, Orla Barry‘s installation Spin Spin Scheherazade (2019), developed in collaboration with Mu.ZEE, reflects upon the culture of disconnection from the natural environment, drawing on the artist’s own rural background and current occupation running a successful pedigree Lleyn flock alongside her art practice.

One of two projects developed in collaboration with the Magic Carpets Creative Europe network is Inês Neto dos Santos’ Fermen Tour – Limerick, unfolding as a series of performative workshops and an edible installation taking place across various venues in Limerick during October and November (see eva.ie for updates). The second Magic Carpets collaboration is Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan’s video installation Blue Ground (2021) – which draws together a number of references and geographies that share a common mineral: the diamond.

Platform Commissions 

Newly commissioned works by Áine McBride and Emily McFarland are presented across exhibition venues, developed as part of EVA International’s Platform Commissions initiative.  Black Bog (2021) and Shallow and deep (2021) are the final two-part video installation in Emily Mc Farland’s “Dtan-a-goo-saran-dthu (The Wind’s Changed)” series that explores the changing ecology of a particular landscape in the Sperrin Mountains of West Tyrone. Áine Mc Bride presents and/or land (2020), an installation of sculptural works and framed photographs presented throughout the Sailor’s Home – a 19th century building that was originally designed as a resting place for international sailors.

Other Initiatives 

Pleasureable Ecologies – Formations of Care

The first episode of Pleasurable Ecologies – Formations of Care podcast is out now. The podcast is part of a series of conversations with artists and activists across Ireland, Finland and the UK, presented by artist, writer and pleasure activist Ama Josephine Budge as part of her Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship with Frame Contemporary Art Finland and EVA International.

It’s not for you we did it 

A limited edition print folio of 5 posters by artist Ciara Phillips are available to purchase from an edition of 100. They are designed in response to photographs from the community project Camerawork Derry, and are priced at €125 + postage and packing. The prints are on display at EVA’s Park Point venue.

Venues and Visitor Information

The 39th EVA International Phase 3 venues are Park Point, Sailor’s Home, Limerick City Gallery of Art and spacecraft. All indoor venues are subject to capacity restrictions and public health protocols, please see here for visitor information. For international visitors intending to travel to Ireland, please refer to the latest government advice. While opening hours and the safety measures listed here are correct at the time of distribution, we do advise visitors to check eva.ie or our social media pages in case this information has since been updated due to COVID-19.  Admission is free across all venues.