Berliner Kunstsalon

New work by Enda O'Donoghue exhibited at the fifth Berliner Kunstsalon Art Fair, represented by Berlin based Galerie Hunchentoot. From 30th October to 3rd November 2008. Opening/Preview on 29th October from 5pm. Located at the Humboldt-Umspannwerk, Kopenhagener Str. 56, 10439 Berlin For further information visit the website www.berlinerkunstsalon.de Galerie Hunchentoot’s website: www.galerie-hunchentoot.de Enda O’Donoghue’s website: www.endaism.com

   

 

“Ein Platz”

10th October to 1st November at Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, Berlin

'untitled’ (from 5 second cityscapes) 2007 - Gregor Stephan


“Ein Platz” Enda O’Donoghue, Gregor Stephan, Sven Kalden, Sean Lynch, Michele Horrigan, Sladjan Nedeljkovic, Karin Krautschick, Isidro Ramirez, Paul Halliday, Raphael Grisey, Michael Tan Nine artists together around one plaza. An exhibition at Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1. Berliners and visitors to the city passing the Palast der Republik today see only the concrete towers that once supported the building. There is little here now to remind them of the Palast itself. Every day, the viewer’s knowledge is adapted to the latest changes at the site, slowly erasing the pictures of the intact original from memory. A similar process took place in the early 1990s at what is now Platz der Vereinten Nationen. Besides the monumental statue of Lenin that once stood here recalling the Palast’s monumental concrete pillars, its slow and laborious removal was also characteristic of the way Berlin deals with its (architectural) past. The end of the story is well-known: the monument was dismantled, the parts including the head were buried in Köpenick, and the Leninplatz was renamed. In spite of, or perhaps precisely because of this neutralisation, the place retains a sense of the unusual. This is now demonstrated by “Ein Platz”, an exhibition organised at 1, Platz der Vereinten Nationen by Enda O’Donoghue and Gregor Stephan with the kind support of Galerie Hunchentoot and WBM. The show includes material by nine German and international artists, bringing together video, photography and object-based works that take the Platz der Vereinten Nationen as their point of departure. All of these works play with the ordinariness and supposed neutrality of the plaza, and with the peculiarities, stories and memories that lie beneath the surface.

'Minute of Angle’ (video still) - Enda O'Donoghue

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition. Address: Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 10249, Berlin Opening: 10.10.2008 at 19:00 Exhibition runs: 10.10. to 01.11.2008 Wed to Fri - 16:00 to 19:00 Sat 11:00 to 18:00 and by appointment www.galerie-hunchentoot.de

PHREAD Journal

Issue 1 of the PHREAD Photographers' Journal featuring work by established and emerging photographers and writers working creatively with contemporary notions of what photographic practice is and how it communicates to a wider world both in practice and in theory. Issue 1 featuring artists: Gregor Stephan, Simon Rowe, Isidro Ramirez, Michael Tan, Manuel Vazquez, Francesca Sanlorenzo, Francesca Genovese, Enda O'Donoguhe Preview and purchase here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/306683/?utm_source=badge&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=140x240

"after_JoeBlogs" ENDA O’DONOGHUE: paintings


Enda O’Donoghue “Pray” (2007) Oil on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm

An exhibition of recent paintings by Enda O’Donoghue at the Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery. This exhibition will open on the night of the 4th of September at 8pm.

Enda O’Donoghue was born in Limerick, Ireland and has been living in Berlin since 2002. Originally O’Donoghue studied computer programming before he turned to a career in visual art. After completing his degree in fine art painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design, he went on to do a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick. He then stayed on at UL to work with the Interactive Design Centre and teach on the Interactive Media course.

 

Since moving to Berlin, O’Donoghue’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Notable examples include a recent solo show at the Galerie hunchentoot in central Berlin, the showcase exhibition for the 10th annual Berlin Kunstherbst festival, the Berliner Kunstsalon art fair, the Tease Art Fair in Cologne, the annual KiC NordArt exhibition in the north of Germany, at Overgaden the Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen and closer to home at the Four Gallery in Dublin. 
In 2009 he will have an exhibition in New York at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.

The work in this exhibition comes from an ongoing series of paintings, which looks to the Internet as a source for photographic imagery. The images are then treated to a methodical process of transformation and translation to form O’Donoghue’s paintings. The images are all other people’s photographs; digitally found images. O’Donoghue describes the scenes that inhabit these paintings as “in-between” spaces. The viewer is presented with banal scenes from everyday places, photographed by people going about their daily lives, in such places as airports, train stations, waiting rooms or shopping queues.  All of the work in this exhibition has been produced in Berlin and this is the first time it has been shown in Ireland. Images of the paintings and further information can be found at the website: www.endaism.com

‘AFTER_JOEBLOGS’ will run at Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery from 4th September to 25th September. The gallery is open 11am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday. For further information please contact Limerick Printmakers.

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