Exhibitions Cléa van der Grijn; Reconstructing Memory Sun. 18 Dec. 2016 – Sun. 2 Apr. 2017 The Model is pleased to present an exhibition of newly commissioned work that marks a major turning point in the practice of Irish artist Cléa van der Grijn. Reconstructing Memory is a multifaceted experiential and textured exploration of the societal disparities in approaches to death in Mexican and Irish cultures. Film, photography, sculpture, painting and installation are all sensitively utilised in this rich, beautiful and considered exhibition. Through her artistic practice van der Grijn seeks to unravel the rational, social and emotional circumstances that are constructed around death; and through the use of multiple mediums, she unpicks the complexities of the culture of death and reconstructed memory. Reconstructing Memory will tour to Limerick City Gallery, The Solomon Dublin and Rochester Arts Centre USA in 2017. Related Events Opening Sat. 17 Dec. 5pm Catherine Marshall in conversation with Cléa van der Grijn. 6pm Opening Reception Masterclass with Cléa van der Grijn Sat. 25 Feb. 10.30pm - 4.30pm Related Events Curator’s Tour Wed. 7 Dec., 2pm Wed. 18 Jan., 2pm Related Events Artist’s Talk Wed. 1 Mar., 2pm Fanned Apart; Female Portraits from The Niland Collection Sat. 24 Sep. 2016 - Sun. 26 Feb. 2017 This special exhibition curated on the occasion of the centenary of the 1916 Rising allows a glimpse into women’s lives in the twentieth century. The fifteen selected oil paintings by artists such as Estella Solomons, Barbara Warren, George Russell and Jack B. Yeats portray women in Ireland from different perspectives and with different artistic approaches. The exhibition also features many female painters from The Niland Collection; and illuminates the connections and friendships within this circle of gifted women and men in a turbulent century. Alexandra Hopf; The Night Fri. 24 Feb. - Sun. 16 Apr. Alexandra Hopf is a Berlin based artist working across video, painting and sculpture, with a research interest in individual memory, psychoanalysis, and the construction of art history. By revisiting the œuvre of renowned artists of the Surrealist, Constructivist or Minimalist avantgardes, and underlining the prevalence of male figures in art historical narratives, Hopf investigates the creation of myths, and uncovers lesser-known historical facts. The Model on Tour / Perspectives Mon. 28 Nov. 2016 - Tue. 13 Jan. 2017 Cover image: Cléa van der Grijn As part of the British Council Ireland’s response to the Decades of Commemorations, The Model will present Mark Clare Ping Pong Diplomacy, 2015 as part of Perspectives at the British Council Gallery, Spring Gardens, London.