The LAB Gallery

10/10/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A panel discussion exploring the experience of viewer, audience and reader engaging with the past through contemporary artworks. This discussion will  focus on pending period of commemoration for many countries across across Europe within the next number of years, including Ireland. How will we remember, with, by and for whom?

In conversation:

Sheena Barrett, The LAB Gallery

Brenda Malone, National Museum of Ireland

Bryce Lease, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance, Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway

Lar Joyce, Dublin Port

This event accompanies the exhibition “Intstersection: An exhibition of new work by Owen Boss”

A friend of Owen Boss, Paul Goes, his wife Shuba Jaya and their daughter Kaela were travelling home from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpar on the 17th July 2014. Their plane, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down over East Ukraine and all 283 passengers and 15 crew perished. Russia  and Ukraine blamed each other and it was concluded by the Dutch Safety Board in 2015 that the airliner was downed by a surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian controlled territory in Ukraine. Because Flight 17 fell in a war zone, control of the wreckage was chaotic, and the usual sanitized photos typically released by aviation safety officials were replaced by thousands of images distributed across the internet.

Intersection is a glimpse at the life of one man and his family, a personal friend of the artist. How do we remember, celebrate and commemorate when objects, materials and documentation sit at the centre of controversy?

The exhibition runs from the 13th September to 4th November and is open from 10am – 6pm daily.

Booking not required.