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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition veiw. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition veiw. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition veiw. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition veiw. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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'Cookie Gate' (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Adriana Minoliti, 'Sexy' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Amalia Ulman, 'Untitled (Safety Net)' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Awol Erizku, 'Oh what a feeling, aw, fuck it, I want a Trillion' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Bernhard Hegglin, 'Best Moment of my Life' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Bernhard Hegglin, 'Pitch' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Billy Rennekamp, 'FTW #14 (Writ Does Not Run)', 'FTW #6 (Stomping Divots)', 'FTW #4 (Hometown Pry)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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boychild, 'Patrick (unbound)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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boychild, 'Wu (threshold)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Daiga Grantina, 'ЯschlepR' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Ebecho Muslimova, 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Ebecho Muslimova, 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Ebecho Muslimova, 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Elif Erkan, 'Standards for Living' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Emanuel Rossetti, 'Untitled Filmstill' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Eoghan Ryan, 'Are you trying to making me say the word', '(we found) a chisel in the hip (hurts)' Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Eoghan Ryan, '(we found) a chisel in the hip (hurts)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Fiona Hallinan, 'Pendants' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Flavio Merlo, 'Untitled (complacent components)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Gina Folly, 'Life' (2014), 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Gina Folly, 'Life' (2014), 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Grear Patterson, 'Atlanta' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Gretchen Bender, 'Doin’ Time on Planet Earth', 'Top Dog', (1988) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Jack Early, 'Fig Yoko', 'Banana Yoko', 'Honeydew Yoko' (2012) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Kari Altmann, 'Stretch Flex and Xtend' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Kate Cooper, 'Rigged, V1' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Lizzi Bougatsos, 'Untitled' (2012) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin
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Lizzi Bougatsos, 'Untitled' (2012), Ebecho Muslimova, 'Untitled', 'Untitled', 'Untitled', 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Louisa Gagliardi, 'Gill' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Mathis Collins, 'Self-portrait low on spirit' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin 2015.
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Mathis Collins, 'Self-portrait low on spirit' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin_1.
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May Hands, 'Picolito Skittles (Orange, Blue and Green)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Melanie Matranga, 'Reset again' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Melanie Matranga, 'Reset' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Melanie Matranga, 'Reset' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Natalie Dray, 'Triphosphor blush T8 (pink caprice)', 'Triphosphor blush T8 (pink caprice)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Natalie Dray, '6 sheet', '6 sheet' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Oisin O'Brien, 'Optimum Performance' (2013) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Ryan Estep, '1.15.15', '1.16.15', '1.17.15', '1.18.15', '1.19.15', '1.20.15', '1.21.15', '1.22.15' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Stefan Tcherepnin, 'Cuddle Monster' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Stefan Tcherepnin, 'Cuddle Monster' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Thea Govorchin, 'The angel of love smiles at you' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
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Thea Govorchin, 'The angel of love smiles at you', Fiona Hallinan, 'Pendants' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

Timothy Furey, 'Untitled' (2015) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Yves Scherer, 'Frutis Hardcore (Gel 1)' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Zak Kitnick, 'Courses of Action (2:3 Apple, 1:3 Bread)', 'Courses of Action (2:3 Cheese, 1:3 Apple)' (2013) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

Cookie Gate @ Ellis King (2015) exhibition photos

, 20 November 2015

Cookie Gate happened in Dublin’s Ellis King in July 2015 during a period in our making history where all information around an art work or its object is attached so loudly to it – where words around art are as redundant as they are needed. The work by the 32 artists, including Thea Govorchin, boychild and Kari Altmann addressed the moment of communication between art work and audience.  By thinking about the structures of desire inherent in looking at adverts (and Facebook art show press releases, for example) the show, which ran 10 July – 15 August, aimed to dissect what the press release referred to as the ‘pre-engagement’ part of expression. Do artists second-guess what to make for an audience? Is this a passive movement between consumption and outwards communication or is it transparent? If it is transparent is this because its ‘about’ giving in to desire and working with this also as a mode of identity making as an artist? What are the materials and material objects that get caught up in all of this? Maybe you just want a cookie, and another, and another.

Cookie Gate (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Cookie Gate (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

The press release reads: “Corporations, brand names, and images become rituals, obsessions, and diversions. Consumption is made all but too easy”.

Amalia Ulman showed ‘Safety Net’ (2014) out of turquoise thongs attached together and spread across a garage door. The work is a weak safety net and possibly acts a little bit like desire does. Another piece that holds form and shape with tension was Dublin-based Fiona Hallinan’s ‘Pendants’ (2015). These are a group of necklaces made from objects the artist found while walking around and are pinned to the wall beautifully in diamond forms, as though on display in a jewellers with a black matte background and well lit. Gina Folly’s ‘Life’ (2014) and ‘Untitled (2015) are two tiny wax ears resting on the surface of a pillow, half-embedded; half-listening out. One ear was made last year and the other this year. You are slowly hearing and consuming more (everything) -that is all you are doing in Folly’s piece. Kari Altmann presents what looks like a portrait and upright miniature trampoline called ’Stretch, Flex and Extend’ (2015). Attached to the silver frame by bungees is an image of a cream or some pills with the word ‘extend’ on the front and a plant coming out of the top, shrouded in a cloud of mystic visible pink aroma. Altman’s piece is transparent. 

Amalia Ulman, 'Untitled (Safety Net)' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Amalia Ulman, ‘Untitled (Safety Net)’ (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

There are two works with faces with wide smiles and white teeth with braces. One is ‘Rigged V1’ (2015) by Auto-Italia‘s Kate Cooper and displays all at once an open mouth, a grimacing mouth that can’t talk for its braces and bridges, and an example or perhaps an offering of dental perfection.   

boychild’s ‘Patrick’ (unbound)’ and ‘wu (threshold)’ (both 2015) look like x-rays or an image that is trying to come through. They are haunting and minimal and un-clear. They are possibly the works that communicate the most about outwards communication:

“Sometimes we go shopping for bare necessities and sometimes we are looking for something to really really satisfy us”. **

Exhibition photos, top right.

 The Cookie Gate group exhibitino was on at Dublin’s Ellis King, running July 10 to August 15, 2015.

Header image: Adriana Minoliti, ‘Sexy’ (2015), courtesy the gallery, Ellis King, Dublin

Wu Tsang, Boychild + Patrick Belaga @ 356 S. Mission Rd, Aug 14

12 August 2016

Cookie Gate happened in Dublin’s Ellis King in July 2015 during a period in our making history where all information around an art work or its object is attached so loudly to it – where words around art are as redundant as they are needed. The work by the 32 artists, including Thea Govorchin, boychild and Kari Altmann addressed the moment of communication between art work and audience.  By thinking about the structures of desire inherent in looking at adverts (and Facebook art show press releases, for example) the show, which ran 10 July – 15 August, aimed to dissect what the press release referred to as the ‘pre-engagement’ part of expression. Do artists second-guess what to make for an audience? Is this a passive movement between consumption and outwards communication or is it transparent? If it is transparent is this because its ‘about’ giving in to desire and working with this also as a mode of identity making as an artist? What are the materials and material objects that get caught up in all of this? Maybe you just want a cookie, and another, and another.

Cookie Gate (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Cookie Gate (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

The press release reads: “Corporations, brand names, and images become rituals, obsessions, and diversions. Consumption is made all but too easy”.

Amalia Ulman showed ‘Safety Net’ (2014) out of turquoise thongs attached together and spread across a garage door. The work is a weak safety net and possibly acts a little bit like desire does. Another piece that holds form and shape with tension was Dublin-based Fiona Hallinan’s ‘Pendants’ (2015). These are a group of necklaces made from objects the artist found while walking around and are pinned to the wall beautifully in diamond forms, as though on display in a jewellers with a black matte background and well lit. Gina Folly’s ‘Life’ (2014) and ‘Untitled (2015) are two tiny wax ears resting on the surface of a pillow, half-embedded; half-listening out. One ear was made last year and the other this year. You are slowly hearing and consuming more (everything) -that is all you are doing in Folly’s piece. Kari Altmann presents what looks like a portrait and upright miniature trampoline called ’Stretch, Flex and Extend’ (2015). Attached to the silver frame by bungees is an image of a cream or some pills with the word ‘extend’ on the front and a plant coming out of the top, shrouded in a cloud of mystic visible pink aroma. Altman’s piece is transparent. 

Amalia Ulman, 'Untitled (Safety Net)' (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.
Amalia Ulman, ‘Untitled (Safety Net)’ (2014) Install view. Courtesy the gallery Ellis King, Dublin.

There are two works with faces with wide smiles and white teeth with braces. One is ‘Rigged V1’ (2015) by Auto-Italia‘s Kate Cooper and displays all at once an open mouth, a grimacing mouth that can’t talk for its braces and bridges, and an example or perhaps an offering of dental perfection.   

boychild’s ‘Patrick’ (unbound)’ and ‘wu (threshold)’ (both 2015) look like x-rays or an image that is trying to come through. They are haunting and minimal and un-clear. They are possibly the works that communicate the most about outwards communication:

“Sometimes we go shopping for bare necessities and sometimes we are looking for something to really really satisfy us”. **

Exhibition photos, top right.

 The Cookie Gate group exhibitino was on at Dublin’s Ellis King, running July 10 to August 15, 2015.

Header image: Adriana Minoliti, ‘Sexy’ (2015), courtesy the gallery, Ellis King, Dublin

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