Ancient Ground: Longing for Happier Times

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Group Exhibition at Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo 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 audiovisual installations by Willie Doherty, Mario García Torres, Jan Fabre, Cai Guo-Qiang, Matt Mullican, Hetty Huisman and herman de vries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 19 Sept 2015
Event"Longing for Happier Times" , Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo - Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Sept 20153 Sept 2016


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