Ancient Ground: Invisible Violence

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Group Exhibition at  Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain which exhibited Willie Dohertyʼs Ancient Ground, 2011, video installation.

Willie Doherty unflinchingly confronts the underbelly of society, making what is concealed more visible. The video Ancient Ground focuses on the imperceptible traces of human trauma within a rural setting in Ireland. 

References to undefined violence are spoken alongside particular attention to detail in the landscape, implying that whatever unspoken occurrences took place in the past will not disappear and cannot be forgotten. The artist’s concerns with territory, surveillance and the part that land plays in cultural hegemony can be traced back to his photographs of his native Derry and its environs from the 1980’s. 

The exhibition included the following artists  Kader Attia , Itziar Barrio , Ursula Biemann , Rossella Biscotti-Kevin van Braak , Sarah Browne , Declan Clarke , István Csákány , Willie Doherty , Harun Farocki , Daniel García Andújar , Dejan Kaludjerovic , Vladimir Miladinovic , Locky Morris , Adrian Paci , Christodoulos Panayiotou , Garrett Phelan , Nikola Radic Lucati , María Ruido , Francesc Ruiz , Jonas Staal , Nedko Solakov , Zoran Todorovic , Milica Tomic .

Artists on screening werte : Iratxe Jaio , Francisco Ruiz de Infante , Pepo Salazar , João Salaviza , Ferhat Özgür , Jesse Jones , Pavel Braila

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 12 Sept 2014
Event"Invisible Violence" , Artium, Vitoria - ARTIUM , Basque Museum-Center Of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Duration: 12 Sept 201411 Jan 2015


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