Artists Talk: Marianne Keating on Landlessness
15 November 2017 | 7pm 8pm
Unit F1, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5AU
Marianne Keating’s research implements post-colonial and archival theory to analyse the largely undocumented and unaddressed migration of the Irish diaspora to Jamaica, responding to the cultural legacies of colonialism and the human consequences of imperialism.
By focusing on the migration of the Irish during the period 1835–1842, she examines the creolization of the Irish in Jamaica, the fragmented identities and resulting legacies in contemporary Jamaica by narratively reconstructing this history through its archival traces.
Situating her practice within the historiographic turn in contemporary art discourse and in relation to the Archive – notably through the examination of unrecorded, private and disregarded histories – her multi-disciplinary approach to research, the archival record and the archival image, questions the legitimacy of the archive and falsification, or lack, within the recorded image and text.
Through determining new historical narratives in response to the dominant 'master narratives' of Western nationhood, identity, and culture, rewriting the histories of the dominated 'Other' and returning a voice, which once was rendered mute.
Marianne Keating is currently a PhD candidate in the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University London (2016–2020), fully funded by Kingston University, FADA Studentship Award 2016 and a TECHNE Associate. She graduated with an MA Print from the Royal College of Art, London 2013 and BA Honors Degree in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland in 2002.
As a practicing artist, she has exhibited extensively including exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Melbourne and Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include a range of solo and group exhibitions including: Unstable Monuments, Cornwall, UK (2016), 中外艺术家作品联展开幕, Hangzhou, China (2014), In Search for Trevor Owen, Montego Bay, Jamaica (2013), Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown, Castletown House, Co. Kildare, Ireland (2013), Sub-plots, Sirus Arts Centre, Cork (2012), We are a Strange Loop, Hockney Gallery, London (2012), New Prints, International Print Center New York (2011), Subplots, at Allerart, Bludenz, Austria, (2011), Tears Trash And Decay, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, (2010) Excavate, Cork Public Museum, Cork (2010) and Twenty10, Crawford Gallery, Cork. Ireland (2010).
Awards Include: Arts Council Ireland Travel & Mobility Award (2017, 2011 & 2007); FADA Studentship Award, Kingston University 2016, the Royal Academy, London Fellowship Award (2013), the Royal College of Art, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris Residency Award (2012); Culture Ireland Award (2011 & 2010) and Cork City Council Individual Artist Bursary Award (2011)
Residencies Include: The Beach House Residency, Montego Bay, Jamaica (2017, 2015 & 2013), The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (2012), The Centre for Fine Print Research UWE, Bristol UK (2010), Druckswerkstatt, Kulturwerk des bbk, Berlin, Germany (2009) and Lower East Side Printshop, Manhattan, New York, USA (2007).
The series of exhibitions for 2017/18 at StudioRCA Riverlight curated by A- - -Z will explore displacement & otherness – presenting studies of deconstruction of pre-conceived/imperialist knowledge, often through the scope of science fiction, with a selection of solo exhibitions.
StudioRCA at Riverlight is run by the Royal College of Art as a test-bed and exhibition space for collaborating curators and curatorial agencies to engage with public audiences. Funded by St James, part of the Berkeley Group, the space will support the long-term cultural strategy for the prestigious Riverlight development, animating the public open space, providing the first cultural offer within Nine Elms on the South Bank, and contributing to London's wider cultural offer by drawing in the local community, visitors, residents and workers to the area. The partnership was brokered and developed by cultural consultancy Futurecity. Together we are incubating the best emerging artists from all around the world, right here in Nine Elms. We are enriching the Nine Elms district through art and culture.
15 November 7–8pm