Ghost-Haunted Land : Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland Hardback
by Declan Long
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland.
In Ghost-Haunted Land - the first book-length examination of post-Troubles contemporary art - Declan Long highlights artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath. This wide-ranging study addresses developments in video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and more, offering detailed analyses of key works by artists based in Ireland and beyond - including 2014 Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell and internationally acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Willie Doherty. 'Post-Troubles' contemporary art is discussed in the context of both local transformations and global operations - and many of the main points of reference in the book come from broader debates about the place and purpose of contemporary art in today's world. -- .
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, 19 colour illustrations, 28 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 21/08/2017
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9781784991449
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