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There's a Ghost in my House 2

'There's a Ghost in my House 2' was held at Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork on March 13th 2015. Eight artists discussed the relationship between their own work and particular paintings from history. Building on a similar event at Tate Britain in 2014, this event sought to address the issue of what kind of working relationship contemporary artists might hope to have with painting’s rich but sometimes turbulent history. Does contemporary painting, to gain significance, always have to genuflect to art of the past?

The event was chaired by Donal Moloney and Tom Helyar-Cardwell. Guest panellists were Jo Kelley, Diana Copperwhite, Rebecca Bradley, Colin Crotty, Sharon McCarthy and Maureen O’Connor. The subjects of the presentations ranged from Antoine Watteau and Malevich to Charles Addams' cartoons of the Adams Family. The contested role of the gesture became a common thread that wove many of the afternoon's discussions together.

Also see There's a Ghost in my House 3 at the National College for Art & Design, Dublin

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