Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Art of Failure isn't hard to Master, by Thomas Brezing


Thomas Brezing's exhibition The Art of Failure isn't hard to Master opens on Saturday 12 November 2011 at the Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Co Louth, and runs until 11 January 2012.

Brezing's painting 'Skylloura', which provides the cover for my book Spitting Out the Mother Tongue, will be on show.

There's a full programme of public events planned around the exhibition, two of which include my participation:

On Saturday 26 November, at 3pm, I will be taking part in a panel discussion with title 'the influence of literature on art and art on literature'. Artist David Newton will be contributing chair, with the panel also including Thomas Brezing and artist Mary Kelly. (A full colour catalogue accompanying the exhibition, with essay by Cliodhna Shaffrey, will be launched at this event.)

And on Saturday 10 December I will be present in the gallery from 11am until 2pm, in the Artist's Shack, for an intervention, where I intend to engage the public into the surrealist game 'exquisite corpse' to produce collaborative poems around the works in the exhibition.

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