ISCP TalkSeptember 27, 2011
Salon: Paul Murnaghan and Robert Salanda
For his Salon, Irish artist Paul Murnaghan will present a diverse body of projects, his process and resulting works. His talk will feature extracts from his current video project inspired by a letter written by Laura Huxley after her husband’s (Aldous) death in 1963. The work considers the concept of “a good death” as articulated by a group of New York teenagers. Murnaghan’s studio will be open where he will display several ontological notes in the form of spontaneously constructed objects made during his ISCP residency.
Situated between belief, knowledge, and faith, and drawing on the generosity of exchange, Paul Murnaghan’s practice investigates fragmentary points of intersection between things spiritual, scientific and psychological. His work considers an aesthetic of emphatic belief and frequently attempts to reinhabit thinking that has lost contemporary credibility. The results of these actions manifest through a multitude of forms and disciplines, often including curating.
Robert Salanda’s practice could be described as expanding and questioning the character and limits of different artistic forms. For his Salon, Salanda will present works that he has made during his ISCP residency, including abstract acrylic paintings on paper and three-dimensional objects inspired by pop-up books and based on his own paintings.
Robert Salanda was born in Czech Republic. He currently lives and works in Prague. He works in various media, but mainly focuses on painting. His work has been shown in Prague, Dresden, Berlin and New York.