Overtake - The Reinterpretation of Modern Art at Glucksman

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

The Reinterpretation of Modern Art

6 July - 7 October 2007

The exhibition Overtake, curated by René Zechlin and Matt Packer, presents international contemporary artists that reconstruct and reinterpret existing artworks and practices of a former generation, in order to produce and instruct new works. Appropriation Art of the 1970s and 1980s used means of duplication to raise questions on authorship and authenticity. Although often using comparable means, there are different interests at stake for a later generation of artists presented in Overtake. The featured artists use the visual and conceptual opportunities of recent art histories, employing strategies of appropriation in order to position themselves in relation to their artistic forebears. This 'self-positioning' is often a subjective and yet critical reverence to the artwork in question.

The reinterpretation of art that features in Overtake is often founded on personal encounters with objects and the sites of important artistic actions. In other cases, it is artistic concepts, legacies and reputations that are under review, reconstituted toward a new set of attitudes and contexts. It is the search to locate the significance of specific artists and artworks that discloses a new position. In this sense Overtake is an artistic reconnaissance of Modern Art, presenting various artistic means of negotiating the over-whelming influence of art's histories.

Participating artists:
Bernd Behr, Andrea Büttner, Kerstin Cmelka, Annelise Coste, Tacita Dean, Carsten Fock, Iain Forsyth/Jane Pollard, Wade Guyton, Bertrand Lavier, Mark Leckey, Sean Lynch, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jonathan Monk, Falke Pisano, Tilo Schulz, Mario Garcia Torres

Events accompanying the opening of the exhibitions:

Wednesday 4 July 2007 6pm
Presentations of artists presented in Overtake

Thursday 5 July 2007 5pm
Public discussion with curators and artists of Overtake

Thursday 6 July 2007 6pm
Opening of the exhibitions by Olive Braiden, Chair of the Arts Council

Friday 6 July 2007 1pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Overtake with artists and curators

With support from ifa – German Institute of Cultural Relations, The Irish Times, Veuve Clicquot and The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaion

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Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Late night Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm

Lewis Glucksman Gallery
University College Cork
Cork, Republic of Ireland
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