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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Launch and Opening: Contours of the Common | Derry~Londonderry, Fri 21st Sept, 7 - 9pm

Derry~Londonderry's public spaces are the starting point for the Centre for Contemporary Art's (CCA) autumn exhibition, Contours of the Common, which radiates from the Craft Village. Located on the banks of the River Foyle, in a landscape of remarkable natural beauty, lies a city which is uniquely visible to itself. From most vantage points, especially within the historic city walls, you encounter its topography.

Image by Andrea Geyer.

Contours of the Common features projects and events, shaping, being shaped by, and critically reflecting on what makes a space or an object common or shared. Typically, commons are resources that are owned collectively or shared among communities, and can include everything from natural resources to computer programs. The artists invited to respond to the curatorial framework - Lara Almarcegui, Amy Balkin, Andrew Dodds, Andrea Geyer, Seamus Nolan, Sean Lynch, and Johan Tirén - analysed how space is constructed and how it influences our thoughts and actions. The project is tied together by a map that is downloadable on CCA’s website (click here to download).


Contours of the Common at CCA, Derry~Londonderry.


Launch and Opening

The project launches during the Derry~Londonderry's Culture Night on Friday, September 21st, 7pm-9pm at 10-12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry. The event includes a panel discussion with Andrew Dodds Seamus Nolan and Johan Tirén, moderated by the curators Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. The exhibition opens the CCA Satellite in the Craft Village on Saturday 22nd September at 5pm and runs until October 28th. A free bus will depart from Belfast at 4 pm (for information and to reserve a seat email: [email protected])

Contours of the Common includes collaborations between CCA and PLACE and the University of Ulster School of Architecture and Design with support from PLACE, O2Think Big, and somewhereto_.

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