EVA International 2016, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art Still the Barbarians, curated by Koyo Kouoh, is open to the public and runs until July 17.
EVA International was founded by Limerick-based artists and academics in January 1977. 2016 is the 37th edition of EVA International and in 2014 the 36th edition received over 66,000 visitors across five venues.
Still the Barbarians takes place across six locations: Limerick City Gallery of Art, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, The Sailor’s Home, King John’s Castle, The Hunt Museum and Mother Macs. Within the context of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary, Still (the) Barbarians investigates the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure from where artistic reflections, critical redefinitions and political transformations are articulated.
The Belltable Theatre, July 12-13 will see the Still (the) Barbarians programme conclude with a symposium curated by Koyo
Kouoh, supported by the Johann Jacobs Museum and in partnership with Limerick 2020.
The symposium will feature keynote lecture by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, performances by Yong Sun Gullach, and Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, with participants including Mary Evans, Prof. Luke Gibbons, Dr Declan Long, John Logan, Catalina Lozano, Dr Aislinn O’Donnell, Grant Watson, and a screening of Our Kind (2016) by Alan Phelan.
EVA International 2016 are inviting the public to join for a morning of coffee, tours and a bit of a surprise! On Tuesday July 12, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory will open early to host a coffee morning. There will be coffee by canteen and a massive Limerick-style surprise at 11am. Tour guides will be on hand
offering family friendly tours and insights to ‘Still (the) Barbarians’. This is a free event and all are welcome.
In the last edition of ‘And then…’ Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits will take to the mic to host the event at Mother Macs Thursday juLY 14 at 7pm.
And then… is a spoken word film festival that was initiated by #EVA16 artist Liam Gillick. Whereby
members of the public take turns at a microphone to tell the plot a film. However, there is no indication of what film is being described. It is open and there are no rules. There are no limitations on how you present the film, it can be long, short, funny or otherly inventive!
This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Bring a movie in your head, share the plot and take to the mic as many times as you like.