We are pleased to be presenting the first institutional solo exhibition in the UK and Ireland from Dublin-based artist Barbara Knezevic.
This speculative thing is contained within the gallery space. It is surrounded by a multitude of other items whose role is to act in its service. Boundless questions arise; how is its form negotiated, its value, its needs, its position within the world, its relationship with the viewer, its relationship to the MAC? We are presented with this ‘thing’, seated among its companion objects, and its infinite possibilities and impossibilities. This project embodies the artist’s interest in the means by which meaning and value of the things around us is constructed and disseminated in contemporary culture.
The Last Thing on Earth is one of a trio of exhibitions at the MAC exploring the possibilities of sculpture, installation, and object making in 2016. As well as Knezevic’s project, don’t miss Keith Wilson’s Calendar in our Upper Gallery from 12 August – 16 October, and Liam Crichton’s SLEEPER in our Sunken Gallery from 12 August – 9 September.