Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

6th Apr - 20th May

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 Touring Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 4 Touring Exhibition from 6th April – 20th May 202...

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2nd Feb - 18th Mar

Futures Curator Award: Nothing But A Curtain

Belfast Exposed presents a  journey along the former Iron Curtain from Polish-born documentary photographer Zula Rabikowska,...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Archive_Belfast

Gallery 1

30th Apr 2004 to 4th Jun 2004

About The Exhibition

In Archive_Belfast the archive, repository of the city's conflictual past, is the object of investigation. Hils focuses attention away from the visible outcomes of conflict towards the underlying structures and patterns of thought by which conflict is both determined and contained. Hils' fascination with Belfast's archives lies not so much with their content, as with the systems, within which objects and facts have been, and continue to be, collected and organised. Simultaneously shaped by and supporting systems of social organisation, management, surveillance and control, the archive becomes in time the sum and store of these processes, product and guardian of the particular thinking behind its own construction. As the process of categorisation moulds fact into meaning, the archive itself becomes an object of enquiry, a cipher to be broken, a key to deeper understanding. The place in which our future may be revealed, encoded within conceptions of the past.

The Artists

Claudio Hills

Artist Biography

Archive_Belfast has been supported by the following organisations: Ballymacarrett Arts & Culture Society | Belfast Central Library | Belfast City Hall | Clonard Monastery | Ex-Prisoners Assistance Committee | Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland | Linenhall Library | Irish Republican History Museum (Conway Mill) | People's Museum at Fernhill House | Public Records Office of Northern Ireland | Museums Council of Northern Ireland | RUCGC Historical Society | Police Service of Northern Ireland, Knocknagoney | Police Service of Northern Ireland, Musgrave Street | Royal Ulster Rifles Museum | Royal Victoria Hospital

Archive_Belfast is a Belfast Exposed new work commission. It is being published by Hatje Cantz with texts by Klaus Honnef, John Taylor and Anna Eifert-Kornig.