Presented by the City of Melbourne, enjoy this special lecture by Irish artist Sean Lynch. Lynch is visiting Melbourne to carry out research into creative practice in Australia with Arts Melbourne and will speak about his practice and recent work in terms of the public realm.
Sean Lynch is interested in loose ends within stories: the lost footnotes and how to mediate their presence. The sculptures, installations, videos and publications generated in this process sway between the anecdotal and informative. Recent projects have included an exhibition of archaeological forgeries; a ‘storytelling’ installation at the Venice Biennale using sculpture and video; working with a fast food outlet now on the site of the forgotten first museum of London; cataloguing examples of vandalism and conservatism in modern art; locating remnants of the DeLorean car factory in the Atlantic Ocean; investigating alleged supernatural trees, in danger of destruction from new motorways; and finding illicit stone carvings by Irish workmen in Oxford.
Lynch was educated at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and now lives in Dublin. He is the 2019 Visiting Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. In 2015, he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Lynch has worked alongside Michele Horrigan at Askeaton Contemporary Arts in County Limerick, Ireland, organising residencies, exhibitions and publications in southwest Ireland since 2006.
Monday 12th August
6pm – 7pm