Belfast Exposed Futures Exhibition at Peckham 24, Photo London
17th - 22nd May 2016
A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door
Aisling McCoy | Yvette Monahan | Andrew Rankin
We were delighted to be invited to take part in Peckham 24 - a programme of contemporary photography, video and installation art featuring exhibitions, parties, talks and tours that took place as part of the wider Photo London programme in the Peckham area.
The festival brought together a community of local Peckham artists and art spaces, as well as a number of invited guests from the UK and Europe. In keeping with the area’s growing reputation as one of London’s most exciting contemporary art destinations, the selected exhibitions showcased a diverse range of practices from some of today’s cutting- edge talent. Exhibiting artists include Ciaran Og Arnold, Jo Dennis, Tom Lovelace, Ryan Moule, Jamie Shovlin and 3 artists from the 2016/17 Belfast Exposed Futures programme (Aisling McCoy, Yvette Monahan & Andrew Rankin).
For Peckham 24 Belfast Exposed presented an exhibition by three Irish photographers whose work explores the mythologies surrounding particular sites or landscapes. Working across a range of photographic approaches and subjects, each artist takes as their starting point a specific geographical location. These locations were presented as a series of psychological spaces imbued with memory and emotion; residual elements left over from the inertia of past events. This exhibition made an enquiry into the human desire to ascribe meaning to our environment, how we experience our surroundings and the role of landscape in the invention of myth.