Saturday July 11, 2020

Echoes of a cruel past

Standout exhibit is Bradley McCallum’s Weights and Measures

24th April, 2016
The Weight of Scars, four tapestries by Otobong Nkanga, on display as part of the EVA International biennial of contemporary art in Limerick City

How do violent colonial histories play out in contemporary times? Exhibition themes don’t come more weighty, and that’s the story at EVA International, delivered in force with 50 projects by 57 artists in six locations across Limerick City.

The title, Still (the) Barbarians, is from a Greek poem about foreign threat that never quite materialises, yet drives political policy and fearmongering.

The standout exhibit is Weights and Measures, Bradley McCallum’s portrait of corrupted...

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