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  EV+a 2000 Biennial
"FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS"
Curator: Rosa Martínez.
Limerick. Ireland. 10th March- 4rth June 2000
   


Open EVA 2000 (Young Irish artists):
-COLIN ANDREWS
-BERNARDETTE COTTER
-BETH DERBYSHIRE
-MARIA DOYLE
-KATIE HOLTEN
-ALAN KEANE
-BERNIE LAHERTY
-CHRISTINE MACKEY
-CAROLINE McCARTHY
-EDWINA McDONAGH
-DEIRDRE MORGAN
-DARREN MURRAY
-VERONICA NICHOLSON
-FIDELMA O'NEILL
-DEIRDRE A. POWER
-RUTH ROGERS
-JIM SAVAGE
-ANN SEAGRAVE
-BERNARD SMYTH
-SEAN TAYLOR

Invited ev+a 2000 (International artists):
-GHADA AMER (Egypt-USA)
-JANINE ANTONI (Bahamas-USA)
-XU BING (China-USA)
-ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA (Brazil)
-FEDERICO GUZMÁN (Spain)
-MONA HATOUM (Palestine-Great Britain)
-CARL M VON HAUSSWOLFF (Sweden)
- ERNESTO LEAL (CUBA)
-AYDAN MURTEAZOGLU (Turkey)
-NIKOS NAVRIDIS (Greece)
-RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER (Brazil)
-EBRU ÖZSEÇEN (Turkey-Netherlands)
-TADEJ POGACAR (Slovenia)
-PIPILOTTI RIST (Switzerland)
-BÜLENT SANGAR (Turkey)
-SANTIAGO SIERRA (Mexico-Spain)
-CHARLENE TETERS (Spokane-USA)
-SERGIO VEGA (Argentina)
-GREGOR ZIVIÇ (Austria)

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK:
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS explores the multiple possibilities of conviviality between artists of different generations, various countries and diverse aesthetic positions. Today as the hierarchies between the arts fade away, the notions of center and periphery start to be put into question; we can celebrate the resulting dispersion of artistic energies: there is not a single hegemonic trend that imposes its particular truth over the others; multiple narratives are emerging and we are learning to respect the place of others while we try to create common areas of encounter. The best contemporary art seeks to construct dialogical relations with the viewers; artists are not proposing eternal truths but rather ephemeral events, personal views, or process centred experiences. This can be considered a weak response to the pervasive globalisation of transnational capitalism that imposes a single model of thought and consumerism. These paradoxes provoke in us both fascination and fear. In this context, to be friends or collaborative neighbours can help us face many of those contradictions and awaken in us our capacity for critical thought.