We have a very special and fresh announcement: Jasmina Cibic just won the MAC International Ulster Bank Prize! This is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC.
MAC International is the largest art prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK.
The winning installation, titled Tear Down and Rebuild is the final chapter of a larger, three-chapter body of work called Spielraum, which comprises film, performance and installation works. Spielraum addresses the key elements in the creation of patriotic spectacle and investigates their re-purposing when ideology and the state that sponsored them collapse. This third and final section of the project is specifically concerned with the death of such structures. The script of Tear Down and Rebuild is composed of various quotes culled from political speeches, debates and proclamations, that muse upon the iconoclasm of architecture, art and monuments. The film itself focuses around the conversation of four characters: a Nation Builder, a Pragmatist, a Conservationist and an Artist/Architect.