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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,


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.

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