>>WHY BE AN ARTIST?<<
02/12/2022 - 16/01/2023
'Why be an artist?' (after Noel Sheridan and Leigh Hobba) is an exhibition and film project by Oisín Byrne and Vaari Claffey with Kevin Atherton, Isadora Epstein, Gary Farrelly, Leigh Hobba, Séamus Nolan, Grace Weir and Noel Sheridan. The project takes as its starting point (artist and late director of the NCAD) Noel Sheridan’s performance work, Why be an artist?. In the work, filmed by Leigh Hobba in 1994, Sheridan talks through a series of reasons NOT to be an artist, most of which come down to commitment, integrity and an unwillingness to instrumentalise art.
100 Thomas Street
image: oisin Byrne & Vaari Claffey, Why Be An Artist (2022)