Fair is Foul & Foul is Fair
Aideen Barry & Alice Maher
curated by Dr. Tina Kinsella
Katzen Centre at The American University Museum in collaboration with Solas Nua Washington DC,
NYU and NYU DC,
The American Film Makers Co-OP
The Elliott School of International Affairs.
George Washington University
Graciously supported by Culture Ireland 2019
October 24th -December 20th 2019.
The title of this exhibition is taken from the opening chant in Shakespeare's Macbeth, in which the three witches foretell the dramatic events wherein good and evil become confused and all our expectations are confounded. The works of Alice Maher and Aideen Barry each embody the paradox of the soothsayers' words. Maher explores hybridity, mutation and metamorphosis, in which the female body takes centre stage. The exhibition includes wall drawing, moving image and sound installations, wood block prints, animations, sculptures, film and multi-screen presentation.
Nothing is as it seems in this two-person polymathic staging where languages and methodologies overlap and intermingle. The exhibition included wall drawings, video installations, wood block prints, animations, sculptures, film and multi-screen presentations. The show included a poem commissioned by the artists called "Split/End" Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa which was performed live by Sean nós and Performance artist Ceara Conway.