Sam Thorne

Spirituality and scepticism in As Above, So Below at Dublin’s IMMA, Apr 13 – Aug 27

13 April 2017

The As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics major exhibition is on at Dublin’s IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), opening April 13 and running to August 27.

Curated by Nottingham Contemporary’s Sam Thorne and IMMA’s Rachael Thomas, the project will begin in accordance with the Vedic astral chart with a ceremony and will carry on to be structured around four chapters: ‘Portals,’ ‘Below,’ ‘Above’ and ‘Beyond,’ each section accessing the theme from a different angle.

The program includes a large number of talks, events and performances that will take “a fresh look at the role of spirituality and transcendence in our global and sceptical present” and its relationship to visual art. The line-up features a selection of ‘modern masterworks,’ including Hilma af Klint, Steve McQueen and Bruce Nauman, as well as new commissions by Matt CopsonEoghan Ryan, Hayden Dunham, Nora Berman and John Russell, among many others.

There will be a number of live music events that will soon be announced, including one organized by Linder Sterling and Maxwell Sterling on July 15. 

See the IMMA website for the full programme and more details.**




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Marguerite Humeau @ Nottingham Contemporary, Oct 15- Jan 15

13 October 2016

Marguerite Humeau is presenting solo exhibition FOXP2 at Nottingham Contemporary opening on October 15 and running to January 15.

The event, co-curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel and Sam Thorne, is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary and Paris’ Palais de Tokyo where it has already opened in June of this year. The multi-sensory exhibition explores space and time through a choir of 108 billion voices, immersing us in an installation that embarks on a journey back to the origins of life and towards the vision of a human-less future.

The project grew out of conversations with experts in fields such as zoology and re-enacts “the moment when a gene – FOXP2 – mutated, allowing our ancestors to develop language.”

Visit the Nottingham Contemporary event page for more details.**

Marguerite Humeau, 'FOXP2', (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Palais de Tokyo. Photo: Spassky Fischer
Marguerite Humeau, FOXP2, (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Palais de Tokyo. Photo: Spassky Fischer
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