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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Objects Persist


Lodged into the west wall of St. Carthage’s Cathedral in Linsmore are carved stone fragments, relics of the original monastery and school built on the site in the 9th century. The carvings were unearthed at a much later date….


Inspired in part by these fragments, and essentially concerned with objects, this exhibition nonetheless has its origins in images – specifically two photographic projects, one by Gerard Byrne and the other by Wolfgang Tillmans. …Byrne’s photographs are documents of the traces of the past in the present and evidence of just how much the present (and the future) will look much like the past due to the persistence of the objects within it.


-      Katrina Brown and Kitty Anderson


The Persistence of Objects was published by Lismore Castle Arts on the occasion of the exhibition ‘The Persistence of Objects,’ 20 June – 31 August 2015. My copy is #349 of a limited edition of 500, clothbound, tight and bright, with minor cover soil on rear board (see below).

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