Saturday March 28, 2020

Scenes from the age of anxiety: Artist Brian Teeling on vulnerability

A crashed luxury car; a stash of photos from a non-suicide; a catalogue of assignations. Visual artist Brian Teeling’s current Imma exhibit takes a blunt look at maleness, intimacy, fear and his own inner life

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

23rd June, 2019
Brian Teeling: ‘I’ve come to terms with vulnerability’ PIC: Bryan Meade

Brian Teeling is not afraid of sharing the most intimate details of his life with the world. In fact, he actively encourages it.

In the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) in Dublin, the artist is showing me around the pieces that comprise his contribution to the new group exhibition A Vague Anxiety, which looks at concerns we face in modern society, including housing issues, the environment, mental health, gender identity and hook-up culture. In...

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