CFCP NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 9

CFCP
New Voices of Ireland
Series 9

 

The Wartime Art Archives

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The Wartime Art Archives

CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 9

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to present works and practices by migrant and culturally artists to their local peers and broader audiences in Ireland and to invite migrant artists to take part in the current social and political debates. Reflecting upon the imperialist brutality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the dramatic effects of the Syrian war, and the situation in Palestine, to name some of the ongoing conflicts, the New Voices of Ireland Series of 2022 focuses on the gloom reality that peace, our democratic values, the right to enjoy our lives and fruits of our work, all taken for granted in the Western part of the world and the Global North, are unique achievements that if not protected, can disappear in no time when exposed to destructive, totalitarian and extremists’ forces.

The Wartime Art Archives is the 2022 edition of the New Voices of Ireland Series, run annually by the Centre for Creative Practices. This year’s programme explores artistic records and reactions to the horrific realities of the recent invasion of Ukraine, the war in Syria, the occupation of Palestine, and other forms of wars, including the sex war and the drugs war.

Details

When – on Thursday 17 November at 6.00 pm
Where – at The Complex, 21-25 Arran St East, Dublin 7

The exhibition will be opened by
Maureen Kennelly, Director, the Arts Council,
Ukrainian and Polish Ambassadors will also address the guests on the night.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, 27 November 2022
Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm, Sat, Sun 12 – 5

The Artists

The Wartime Art Archives is an exhibition and multidisciplinary programme featuring works by Adam Kos, Aljoscha, Christina Bennett, Csilla Toldy, Eleni Kolliopoulou, Joe Ryan, Kasia Zimnoch, Kate Kelly, Kseniia Rusnak, Maureen Jordan, Pawel Kleszczewski, Roger Hudson, Tina Whelan and Ukrainian artists associated with the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund

Curator: Monika Sapielak

 

The Wartime Art Archives continued

Dublin, November 2022

 

2022 has turned out to be the worst year in European history since the end of WWII. On February 24 2022, at 5 am, Russia, occupying parts of Ukraine since 2014, started a full-scale military invasion against the whole Ukrainian nation to annex Ukrainian territory and fulfill the Russian ruthless imperial dream. Geopolitically it also means that Russia has attacked and invaded Europe, which it has been trying to undermine for the last 22 years by supporting all kinds of extremist, anti-democratic forces.

As of, the number of people who fled Ukraine since is estimated at 14,853,082. While 7,359,216 have returned to the country, the UNHCR records 7,786,195 refugees from Ukraine across Europe. At the same time, Russia, once again, has been turned into a military factory where human lives and rights don’t count unless they support the sick obsession to erase a whole country, its beautiful language and culture, and to make the proud Ukrainian nation a part of the Russian zombie state.

Currently, there are also other wars or conflicts ongoing in over 30 countries in the world. The War in Syria, the violence in Myanmar, the conflict in Afghanistan, the Yemeni civil war, the Mexican drug war, the Ethiopian civil war, and the Occupation of Palestine, along with climate change, contributed to the displacement of an unprecedented 89.3 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. 53.2 million are internally displaced, and 27.1 are refugees: who have had to travel to a new country to find safety.  All these people need solidarity which must translate into support, hospitality, and opportunities to regain their lives. Offering this support is everybody’s duty, and it also impacts our lives. However, our sacrifices are very modest compared to people who lost everything or are facing a winter without heat and electricity under constant shelling.

These horrific events also affect artists and arts organisations. Russian curators at this year’s Venice Biennale refused to represent their country. They published a statement that “there is nothing left to say, there is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters when Russian protesters are getting silenced.”

From Ukraine, we know about hundreds of female and male artists joining the army, volunteering, and offering humanitarian aid and support. Most of the artists have paused their artistic work; some try to combine artistic activities, cultural diplomacy and military or social services. There are also artists who, in response to the war, keep producing works nearly on a daily basis. It helps them to deal with the constant news reporting about more and more war atrocities. As described by the curators of the Piazza Ukraine at Venice Biennale, “Shortly after a new piece is completed, whether it’s a drawing, a photograph, a comic strip or a short text, it goes public — via social media. Becoming a subject of the public realm, these works turn into something bigger. They become evidence, an artifact, a document of the state of mind. Perhaps, these works have already gained the status of the most sincere and certainly undeniable documentation of the experience: the one of trauma, anger, and, yet, of sheer courage, too.”

The same happens to artists in other parts of the world who are affected by the wars and conflicts directly or indirectly, trying to help, crying, and documenting the brutal absurdity of wasted lives.

Every one of us can make a difference.

With best wishes,

Monika

1. FORMAT OF THE PROJECT

Up to 10 projects/artists will be selected to join the New Voices 2022 group show.

The programme will include a multidisciplinary showcase of selected works and projects, artists’ talks and participatory events for the audiences, an introductory and networking workshop for participating artists, and interviews with the artists for podcasts and online engagement. Each interview will be streamed live, recorded, and available on www.cfcp.ie. Each artist will also be asked to submit one page about their work for the catalogue along with images.

2. PROJECT TIMELINE

 

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND 2022 – TIMETABLE

14 October 2022

Submission of proposals deadline

14-– 18 October 2022

Selection results published. Accepting the offer, signing the contracts

Selected artists will be invited to take part in the programme and will be required to officially accept the offer and sign a contract clarifying the T&C of the appointment.

Friday 21 Oct 2022

Zoom workshop for invited artists

In this Zoom session, CFCP’s curator and staff will connect with the participating artists to discuss the Series’ format and details.

Sunday 13 November 2022

Artists’ meeting

Introductory networking meeting for the artists to discuss their projects and artistic practices.

14-15-16 November 2022

Installation of the show and preparation for the opening night

Installation of the show and preparation for the opening event.

17 November

Opening night

Vernissage

19 November

Concert

Details tbc

19 – 20 November

Artistic workshops

Details tbc

27 November

Show closing and taking down.

Details tbc

Tue 15 Nov & Thu 18 Nov

7 pm – 8.00 pm

Start of the weekly live Zoom interviews (Tue and Thu, 7 pm)

15-30 min live Zoom talks by the artists about their work and practices, 30 min interview and Q/A with the curator and audiences analysing and contextualising the presented projects.

Tue 22 Nov & Thu 25 Nov

7 pm – 8.00 pm

Zoom interviews and streaming

Tue 29 Nov & Thu 1 Dec

7 pm – 8.00 pm

Tue 6 Dec & Thu 8th Dec

7 pm – 8.00 pm

Thu 8th Dec 8 pm – 9 pm

Wrap up Zoom event for all participants

Final Zoom meeting with participating artists to feedback on the Series and wrap up the event

 

3. EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS & DEADLINE

Proposal submissions deadline – 14 OCT 2022

Please submit your proposal via email to monika@cfcp.ie, Subject: New Voices of Ireland Series 9.

Please apply with a short statement about your proposal and selected works (one page), attach images or other relevant materials and an artist biog.

4. BACKGROUND TO THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES

The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:

  • Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
  • Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
  • Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice
riding the giants Migrant Artists & Cultural Diversity

The New Voices of Ireland Series is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Queries: If you have any questions, please contact monika@cfcp.ie or call 086-6084020         

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I am a French filmmaker and I worked with the Center for Creative Practices through the “New Voices” programs, featuring the work of international artists based in Dublin. The CFCP is a great place where you can discover, in a very intimate atmosphere, great artists and great stories. My overall experience with the staff and the program was very nice, I totally support the CFCP.

Wissame Cherfi

Filmmaker, New Voices of Ireland - April 2014

As an emerging artist the new voices series provided me the opportunity to showcase my first solo show and supported me just at the transition from student to practicing artist. The staff at the Centre for Creative Practices were fantastic, so helpful, welcoming and enthusiastic, always on the go setting up the next show, (be it visual or musical) yet despite their dedication to work and tight schedule the staff treat anyone who walk through the door as a good friend and take the time to welcome them wholeheartedly. Having such a mix of audience, like the one at CCP is a really uplifting experience.

Pamela Byrne

Artist, New Voices of Ireland - May 2014

The New Voices of Ireland Series by year.

Click on a link below to access a catalogue.

CULTURAL  MEMORY – TRANSITION, TEMPORALITY, TRANSCULTURES

“Migration – From Burdens to Opportunities”

“Divisions in our Cities – How Can Culture Help To Overcome These Divisions?”

“Beyond The Obvious, Beyond The Familiar – From Producing Things To Nurturing The Social Capital”

“Hybridisation and Blending of Social Identities”

“Migrant Artists On Ireland”

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