The catalogue contains texts by Francisco-Fernando Granados and Georgina Jackson, as well as installation photographs from the exhibition.
The exhibition was curated by Georgina Jackson and originally commissioned by Mercer Union, where it was presented in Autumn 2015.
About the Artist
Abbas Akhavan’s practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video, sculpture and performance. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in his practice. More recent works have shifted focus, wandering onto spaces just outside the home – the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes.
Akhavan’s Study for a Garden is among the works in the Art Jameel Collection, and he was among the 18 artists and collectives whose works were included in the ‘Second Hand’ exhibition at Jameel Arts Centre from July 3 to November 23, 2019.
About the Contributors
Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Toronto-based artist. His multidisciplinary critical practice spans performance, installation, cultural theory, digital media, public art and community-based projects.
Georgina Jackson is an author, lecturer and the Director of The Douglas Hyde Gallery. She has previously held roles as the Exhibitions Curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Project Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and was a curator-in-residence at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh.
About the Publisher
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is a space for challenging and ambitious art, producing and commissioning contemporary art, supporting international and Irish artists to make bold new work and presenting pivotal solo exhibitions by significant artists of the present and the future. Through risk-taking and experimentation, the Gallery challenges audiences and profoundly engages them through its exhibitions, artist projects, artist talks, events, screenings and publications.