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Sensory Spaces 5 - Siobhán Hapaska

until January 25 2015

Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects presented in the Willem van der Vorm Gallery, located in the freely accessible exhibition space in the museum’s entrance hall. Artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise.

The fifth site-specific installation is made by Siobhán Hapaska. Siobhán Hapaska (Belfast, 1963) makes installations that speak to all the senses. She uses organic and synthetic materials and works on the border between abstraction and representation. She is fascinated by our desire for movement, speed and progress and the flip side of this: alienation, solitude and arrested emotional development. She invites visitors to feel her works rather than understand them. For Sensory Spaces 5, Hapaska has made a poetic installation with olive trees, a symbol of prosperity and hope.


On the online video channel ARTtube you can find a video about the artist. In this video she tells about her work of art and the work process.


Series Sensory Spaces

Sensory Spaces 1 - Oscar Tuazon
Sensory Spaces 2 - Sabine Hornig
Sensory Spaces 3 - Elad Lassry
Sensory Spaces 4 - Liu Wei
Sensory Spaces 5 - Siobhán Hapaska

With thanks to

The series is made possible by AMMODO. Sensory Spaces 5 is created with thanks to: Hidde van Seggelen, London; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.