The Other Troubles

The Other Troubles

Date: 07/10/2019 11:34

The cleanest version of history would suggest that The Troubles ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. There is a generation born just before or just after this pivotal moment and coming of age, well, now. This generation is living between what was, and what is not yet, and facing a future as uncertain as it is full of new ideas and possibilities.

The aim of The Other Troubles is neither to dismiss history and its consequences, nor to provide ‘the solution’, but to create a space for conversation and exchange of ideas. This project invites young and emerging artists practicing in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to respond to the deliberately open question – “What do we think after The Troubles?”

The result is a curated group exhibition, featuring works by artists based North and South of the border. While their practices are varied – each utilising different approaches and methods for artistic expression – the selected works speak to social and physical barriers, collective identities and the struggle for human rights and dignity. The Other Troubles is marked by generational perspectives, including difficulties inherited from the past, as well as those that, like them, were born in this strange present.

This art exhibition features works by Adam McIlwaine, Array Studios, Brennagh & Niamh Seana Meehan, Kate Guelke & Chris Thompson, Laura Holmes, Lee Hamill, & Sinead Cameron. Visitors to the exhibition can explore the Digital Film Archive to find out more about the political and historical context. 

Curated by Adrián Ramos & Siobhán Kelly

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 10th October, 6-9pm

Exhibition Continues: Wed-Sat from 11-4pm, 11th – 30th October 2019

Location: Platform Arts Belfast, 1 Queen Street, Belfast City Centre

The gallery is on the 2nd Floor, this venue does not have a lift.