Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

29th Jun - 18th Aug

Islands & Myths (continued)

The 'Islands & Myths' exhibition continues into Gallery 2, where you can see the work by Jon Tonks. On display in Gallery...

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29th Jun - 18th Aug

Islands & Myths

Belfast Exposed is delighted to announce its major summer group exhibition Islands & Myths. This fresh, immersive show br...

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Community

10th May - 30th Jun

In Full Bloom Exhibition – Experiences

The showcase of work in the Arts Care In Full Bloom Exhibitions - Experiences, exhibiting in Belfast Exposed’s Studio Galle...

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18th Oct - 6th Feb

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment is a collaboration between Belfast Exposed and a group of tenants from Mullan Mews and Sydenham Court, t...

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THF

Gallery 2

28th Apr 2017 to 27th May 2017

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed are delighted to present the next artist in the Belfast Exposed Futures programme, Aisling McCoy. THF is a new project exploring the former Templehof airport in Berlin.

The Nazi Air Ministry commissioned the building in 1936, envisioned by the regime as the ‘Gateway to Europe’. Following WWII, the airport came under US Military control, used to airlift supplies to West Berlin during the Soviet Blockade. The Templehof later functioned as a commercial airport, finally closing in 2008. Subsequent to its closure, the site was protected as a National Monument, and the airfield gifted to the people of Berlin as a public park, the Tempelhofer Feld. Since September 2015 one of the hangars at the terminal has been used as an emergency refugee shelter, currently housing approximately 800 asylum seekers as they wait to be granted refugee status.

THF reflects on the situation of refugees within the historical and architectural context, whilst using photography to explore the cycle of reinterpretation of an architectural site across a distinct range of political and ideological agendas. The work, which forms the first chapter of a longer-term project, further develops McCoy’s focus on the relationship between architecture and photography in how we construct meaning, and the overlap between image making and place making.

The Artists

Aisling McCoy