Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘A Meditation in Time of War’
On the darker themes of conflict, a Beijing exhibition at the Dong Yue Art Museum is inspired by war poetry, opening on Monday 16 March at 6pm. ‘A Meditation in Time of War’ by Yeats offers inspiration for artists like Ciaran Magill who presents a series of hypnotic watercolours of young soldiers. These haunting works are delicately rendered, luring the viewer into a world of danger and beauty, where the human figure can be both fragile and strong. Gail Ritchieexplores similar themes symbolically, using a plum to represent the human form. Made in response to the poems of Wing Tek Lum, her photographic work, ‘Little Acts of Cruelty’, shows the systematic brutalisation of a plum by a variety of toy weapons in a series of staged, violent interventions. The work portrays the de-humanising and traumatic effects of conflict.
Exhibition opened by Minister Alan Kelly
Image Caption: Gail Ritchie: Little Acts of Creulty in response to Wing Tek Lum, 2015, Giclée-Print, 59 x 84 cm