‘The Light Gleams an Instant’
Danish artist Krass Clement’s photographic work emerges from two traditions: Scandinavian melancholy and the ‘flaneur’ tradition from the Parisian school. His dark aesthetic evokes introspective, psychological landscapes that sit somewhere between fiction and reality. ‘Drum’ was photographed over a single evening in a small pub in Drum, County Monaghan. Clement created one of the most important contributions to the international canon of contemporary photo books. The book comes to concentrate on one principal character in the shadowy pub: a hunched, weather-beaten man sitting alone with his drink. This exhibition also includes the world premiere of work made in Dublin in 1991. During the weekend of the festival there will be a host of trad musicians responding to the work on the walls.
DATE: Wed 24th – Sun 28th January
TIME: Wed – Fri: 10am – 5:30pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 12-4pm
VENUE: Gallery of Photography