• Thursday , 17 October 2019

In Conversation: Anne Tallentire and Gráinne Hassett

Shelter Web

The artist Anne Tallentire and architect Gráinne Hassett will do a seminar in Fablab Limerick on the 29th of September from 1-3 pm.

This is about the work entitled Shelter, which was exhibited at Ebrington Barrracks in Derry and the Ulster Museum Belfast, commissioned by 1418NOW and commemorating the First World War. Anne’s major work is on a piece based on the Nissan Hut, invented for the mass mobilisation of troops in Calais in 1916. It explores how contemporary modes of ’emergency architecture’ respond to the humanitarian crisis of the ‘mass movement of peoples’ today.Anne and Grainne worked collaboratively to situate the work in 2016, in the context of the current humanitarian crisis. Their collaboration consisted of an intense dialogue about production, design , decisions, products, labour conditions…and acting to ‘make art’ or act in the humanitarian crisis.

Anne Tallentire works a range of media including, video, photography, drawing, assemblage text and performance. Her practice refigures and re-orders materials associated with the everyday to explore issues such as displacement, built environments and the conditions of daily life.

In August 2015 Grainne Hassett founded The Calais Builds project and has designed, organised or built some of the major community infrastructure of the Calais refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’.

It is an extremely important work on these questions of where and how we act and build, where we have agency, authority and how culture situated itself in relation to crises. Grainne and Anne have given the talk in Belfast, where it was very well attended and provoked a lot of good interest.

There will be a number of films and photographs installed in FabLab Limerick from the 23 September

About Anne Tallentire
Anne Tallentire was born in County Armagh and has lived and worked in London since 1984. Her solo exhibitions and projects include AS FAR AS, Hollybush Gardens, London (2016), This, and other things, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010), Drift, Void Gallery, Derry~Londonderry (2005). In 1999 she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Group exhibitions include Keywords, Tate Liverpool, At-your-service’, Technicki Muzej, Zagreb (2014) and  Le Monde Physique, La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris (2011). Tallentire is Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.

About Grainne Hassett
Grainne Hassett is a practicing architect and senior academic at the SAUL school of architecture University of Limerick. Her practice, Hassett Ducatez Architects founded 1995 is committed to architectural research through practice. In August 2015, Grainne founded The Calais Builds project, and to date has designed, organised or built some of the major community infrastructure of Calais refugee camp. Grainne’s architectural and academic practices have received many accolades including the prestigious Kevin Kieran Award (OPW and Arts Council of Ireland).

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