Lida Abdul, Rita Duffy, Jamal Penjweny │ WHITE: LEST WE FORGET │ Limerick City Art Gallery → 18 November 2014

“In ɖs yir ẇn Wrldwor Wn z at ɖ fwfrunt v memri, n ẇn w r xwtd t rmmbr ɖoz hu pêd ɖ ultiṃt prîs fr ɖer cuntri n ɖer blifs, ɖs xibišn jýnz ɖoz peyñ homij bî lcñ at hâ wor cntinyz in ɖs de, n hâ ɖ lîvz v ōdnri ppl g on aftr batl hz rêjd.

Ʈri ātists: Rīta Dufi, Jmal Penjweni n Līda Abdŭl – šo mni dfṛnt fêsz v wor, ynîtd undr ɖ tîtl ẆÎT – a cmpašṇt culr, an absns v culr, a pyṛti ẇč z lost f̣revr. Ɖ evcešn v ɖ Ẇît hanc̣čīf bî Rīta Dufi in hr Cloʈ pêntñz z f̣rvr n imījtli reminisnt v Fr. Edẉd Dêli crosñ ovr batļînz wɖ ɖ wūndd v Deri’z Bludi Sunde; Jmal Penjweni plêsz Saḑam Hsen on ɖ ẇît pêpr in frunt v fêsz in SAḐAM Z HIR – hiz mesij z bʈ presı̣nt fr Irac tde az wel az delvñ intu ɖ sîcoḷji v dictetršp. Līda Abḍl ivocs ɖ scard ṭren v Afganistan wɖ hr Ɖ ẆÎT HÂS, a šocñ landscêp v ẇît intnṣti, n lcs at ɖ impact v wor on wimin.

Folowñ fṛm ɖ cmeṃrêšn v ɖ Dublin Locât 1913-4, LSGĀ cntinyz t lc at ɖ past n contmplet ɖ impact v mêjr ivnts in histri in trmz v hâ ppl cntiny t fīl impact in ɖ preznt, wundrñ abt ɖ rôl v cmeṃrešn az a ṗlitcl n sošl ričl. Ɖ impeṛtv t rmmbr z temprd bî ɖ cmplx̣ti v nwñ ẇt acčl histri z; ascñ ātists t rspond t ɖer ôn tîmz, n nt histri, pṛvîdz a truʈfl cws v acšn in ɖs act v cmeṃrešn. ẆÎT lcs at bodiz v wrc bî cntmprri ātists.”

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Rīta Dufi 

“Rīta Dufi wz born in 1959 in Belfast. Š rsivd a B.A. at ɖ Āt n Dzîn Sentr n an M.A. in Fîn Āt at ɖ Ynivrṣti v Ulstr. Š z wn v Nwɖn Îrḷnd’z grândbrecñ ātists, hu bgan hr wrc consntretñ prîmṛli on ɖ fiğṛtv/naṛtv tṛdišn.

Hr āt z ofn ōṭbạgraficl, includñ ʈīmz n imijz v Îriš îdntti, histri n poḷtcs. Dufi’z wrc hz groun n ivolvd bt rmenz intnsli prsnl, wɖ ovrtônz v ɖ sriyl. Homij z pêd t ɖ lanĝj v majc riylizm n olwz ɖr z xqisit craftñ v mtirı̣lz. Š hz inišietd svṛl mêjr c̣labṛtv ātprojcts n wz md an Onrri Membr v ɖ R.S.U.A. fr hr dveḷpmntl wrc wɖn ɖ bilt invîrnmnt. Š z an asošı̣t at ɖ Goldsmiʈs Colij, Lundn, n z cuṛntli wrcñ on an ātistc xčenj wɖ Ājntīna n Nwɖn Îrḷnd, lcñ at ɖ rôl āt hz in pôstconflict ssaytiz.

Hr Belfast stydiopractis cntinyz t dveḷp n hr public ātprojcts r incrisñli priokpîd wɖ inṭnašnl ʈīmz. Cuṛntli š z dveḷpñ a siriz v ny wrcs fr ɖ Public Recwdz Ofis v Nwɖn Îrḷnd, ẇč z dzînd intu ɖ ny bildñ. Dufi’z wrc z biyñ incrisñli c̣lctd at hom n abrwd, wɖ wrc in nymṛs public n prîvt c̣lẋnz.”

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Jmal Penjweni 

“Jmal Penjweni z an Iraci Crdiš ftogṛfr, ātist n film-mcr. H stātd az a sculptr n pêntr in Iraci Crdistan. Sns 2004, ẇl bêst in Bagdad, h hz rpwtd on ɖ Iraci conflict ol ovr ɖ wrld n apird in mni publicešnz, includñ ɖ Ny Ywc Tîmz, ɖ Wošñtn Pôst n ɖ Našnl Jı̣grafic. Hiz lêtist wrc az a film-mcr includz Ɖ Gunmācit n Anɖr Lîf, rpwtñ on ɖ lîf v smuglrz n ɖ ilīgl wepnztrêd at ɖ bwdr btwn Irac n Iran, ɖ plês ẇr h wz born. Hiz fôtgrafic siriz Irac z Flayñ hz bn xibitd in ɖ Ynîtd Cñdm, ɖ Ynîtd Stêts, Dbî, Ny Zīḷnd, Bṛzil n Čîna. In 2011, Penjweni wz ṣlctd bî ɖ Musée du Qai Branly az wn v ɖ bst 20 non-Yṛpiyn ātistsSaḑam z hir hz bn xibitd at ɖ Photoqai, ɖ Paris-bêst Ftogṛfi Bienāle. In hiz lêtist projct, Ɖ Ny Līdrz, Penjweni hz rpwtd on ɖ historicl čenjz ingulfñ ɖ Midl Īst rījn in ɖ aftrmaʈ v ɖ popylr uprîzñ. Penjweni repriznted Irac at ɖ 2013 Venis Bienāle.

Wɖ ʈancs t Ruya Fândešn fr Cntmprri Culčr in Irac (RUYA)”

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Līda Abdŭl

“Līda Abdŭl z an ātist hu wrcs bʈ in pfwmns n vidiôāt; š criets ṗetc spêsz ɖt alâ ɖ vywr t inteṛget ɖ famiłr n ɖ prsnl. Hr wrc z gîdd bî a ritylîzd fwṃlizm ɖt insinyets ɖ imījsi v miʈ n ɖ plêflṇs v a mînd sīcñ t undrstand ɖ srândñ wrld. In mni wez, witṇsñ hr pìsz z lîc atmtñ t undrstand ɖ ridlz v ɖ ješčrz n ɖ reṗtišnz ɖt hîlît hr wrc [sic]. Abdŭl’z wrc z lcêtd at ɖ inṭsẋn btwn āt n ācitecčr; it invîts ɖ vywr t si ɖ unfoldñ v ny fwmz, bt nvr rzolvz ɖ contṛdiẋnz n ɖ paṛdoxz, ɖ prṗs v ẇč sīmz t b t mc s dât âr clemz v undrstandñ. Š wz born in Cbŭl, Afganistan, in 1973, n rzîdz ɖr nâ. Abdŭl livd in Jrṃni n India az a refyjī aftr š wz fwst t līv Afganistan aftr ɖ Sôvı̣t invežn. Hr wrc fyzz ɖ trôps v Westn fwṃlizm wɖ ɖ nymṛs isʈetc tṛdišnz – Izlamic, Bŭdist, Hindu, pêgn n nmadc – ɖt c̣lectvli inflụnst Afgan āt n culčr. Š hz pṛdyst wrc in mni mīdia, includñ vidio, film, ftogṛfi, insṭlešn n lîv pfwmns. Hr most rīsnt wrc hz bn fīčrd at ɖ Venis Bienāle 2005, Istanbŭl Modn, ɖ Kunsthalle Viena, ɖ Myziym v Modn Āt Ānm, Neɖrḷndz, n Miami Sentṛl, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Bretigny, n Frac Lorraine Metz, Frans. Š hz olso xibitd in festivlz in Mexico, Spên, Jrṃni, Ŭzbecistan, Cirgistan n Afganistan; š wz olso a fīčrd ātist at ɖ Sentṛl Êžn Bîeňl 2004. Fr ɖ past fy yirz, Abdŭl hz bn wrcñ in dfṛnt pāts v Afganistan on projcts xplorñ ɖ rlešnšp btwn ācitecčr n îdntti.

Wɖ ʈancs t ɖ Gaḷri Jwjo Persāno, Torīno, Iṭli”

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