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up to and including 25 January 2015

Sensory Spaces 5 - Siobhán Hapaska

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 was 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 invited visitors to feel her works rather than understand them. For Sensory Spaces 5, Hapaska made a poetic installation with olive trees, a symbol of prosperity and hope.

An interview with the artist about her exhibition and the work process.

Essay Sensory Spaces 1 - Siobhán Hapaska

Each exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual booklet with an essay by the curator:

Sensory Spaces Series

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.

This exhibition has been made possible by: