Chronoscope | Newman House, Stephen’s Green

13 June - 2 July 2008 | Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Part of the Ábhar agus Meon exhibition series, Sixth World Archaeological Congress

Curated in collaboration with Ruth Ferguson, Curator, Newman House and Jerome O Drisceoil, Director of Green On Red Gallery

There were dreams that were called modernity. Today, we are inheritors of the architectures of these dreams, but what of the dreams themselves? As part of the Ábhar agus Meon exhibition series, artists from Green On Red Gallery intervene in the spaces of Newman House, St Stephen's Green. Featuring new works by Alice Maher, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Paul Mosse, Niamh O'Malley and Nigel Rolfe, Chronoscope explores and interrogates the residual presences and absences of the opulent spaces of Newman House, giving voice to but also subverting the dreams for a modernity that never was. Originally constructed in 1738, Newman House was the original location of University College Dublin, and notable figures such as James Joyce attended lectures in the buildings. Today, the buildings house a rich collection of artistic and superb architectural heritage.

Artists included: Alice Maher, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Niamh O’Malley, Paul Mosse and Nigel Rolfe.

Installation Technicians
Edward Cunniffe
Joe Stanley


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Photographs by Ros Kavanagh.