The perfect lure for the perfect life, Take me back to Trinidad, Commonplace Amateur Projects, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
The Perfect Lure for the Perfect Life (installation)
The Perfect Lure for the Perfect Life
Exhibition Press Release:
Take me back to Trinidad
… is the title of the third exhibition to be commissioned by Commonplace – a unique project space based in Dublins city centre.
The exhibition includes the work of twelve artists who have been invited to make responses to a calypso tune titled Calypso Blues written by Nat King Cole in 1951 and recorded by vocalist Mona Baptiste.
With lyrics such as; me pocket full of empty I got calypso blues, the music epitomises a sense of diminishing values, identity, and place as an experience that remains relevant to Ireland in the 21st century. For this exhibition a recording of the tune Calypso Blues will accompany the editioned artworks that have been commissioned on a shoestring budget. All of the works have been specifically produced for this exhibition and include media such as; mechanical and electric machinery, photography, moving image, sculpture and drawing which remain innovative in their commentary through the aesthetic expression of desire.
The artists exhibiting include
David Beattie, Sarah Browne, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Carol Ann Connolly, Susan Gogan, Cliona Harmey, Anne Kelly, Carly McNulty, Seamus Nolan, Andrew Salomone, Paul Timoney
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