Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

8th Nov - 21st Dec

Sixteen

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Sixteen. ‘What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?’ This is the central thread r...

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16th Oct - 26th Oct

We Are One World

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present We Are One World, exhibiting the work selected from the One World Photography competi...

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Community

24th Oct - 28th Nov

Through the Looking Glass

‘Through the Looking Glass’ a photographic exhibition by a group of women from the Greater Village Regeneration Trust. ...

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27th Sep - 15th Nov

WALLonWALL

WALLonWALL is a global photographic exhibition about walls that separate people worldwide photographed by award winning artis...

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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.