ä Exhibitions Turbulence Rossella Biscotti, Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Naiza Khan, Eoin McHugh, Cengiz Tekin, Sarah Wood and Jack Butler Yeats Sat. 2 Dec. – Sun. 22 Apr. ‘Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world’, Martin Heidegger, 1946. Turbulence is a major exhibition that that explores the way in which contemporary artists are responding to the refugee crisis today. The exhibition takes key works by Jack Butler Yeats as it’s point of departure to consider the movement of people in today’s world, against the backdrop of shifting contemporary perspectives on post-colonialism, socio-politics, hospitality and humanity. A selection of paintings by Jack Butler Yeats, concerned with the displacement of people after World War II are presented alongside contemporary works by Rossella Biscotti, Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Naiza Khan, Eoin McHugh, Cengiz Tekin and Sarah Wood. Kindly supported by Ecclesiastical Insurance; RTE Supporting the Arts; and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s Mobility of Collections Scheme. Turbulence: Symposium | Thu. 8 Mar., 11.30am-5pm, Free (Booking essential) Chair: Sarah Glennie Speakers: Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa and Cengiz Tekin A seminar for third level students, artists and the general public that focuses on the themes addressed in the exhibition Turbulence. The symposium will question the role art can play in influencing policy and bringing about lasting social change. Speakers Elaine Hoey, Gülsün Karamustafa and Cengiz Tekin will be joined by a human rights activist to discuss the contemporary refugee crisis. A full programme will be available on themodel.ie on 9 Feb. Douglas Gordon, I Had Nowhere To Go Symposium screening Thu. 8 Mar., 3.30pm, Free Public screening Thu. 8 Mar., 8pm, €8 / €6 The Model is delighted to present the Irish premiere of Douglas Gordon’s film I Had Nowhere to Go, based on the autobiography of groundbreaking experimental filmmaker, Jonas Mekas. At the age of 22 Mekas was forced from his home by the threat of Nazi persecution. I Had Nowhere To Go is his story of exile as told by the critically acclaimed artist Douglas Gordon. Associated Programming / Plug In Exhibitions Turbulence will be accompanied by three separate ‘plug-in’ exhibitions that tease out divergent ideas around movement and travel in the contemporary world. Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige; Waiting for the Barbarians Until Sun. 18 Feb. 2018 The Model presents Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Waiting for the Barbarians, 2013, a film made by the winners of the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize, in response to the poem Waiting for the Barbarians by Constantine P. Cavafy. Peter Wächtler; Far Out Thu. 22 Feb. - Sun. 25 Mar. Artist Talk: Thu. 22 Feb., 6pm, Free Far Out, 2016 is a four-minute, hand-painted animation by the German artist Peter Wächtler, in which a solitary figure in a top hat and tails walks towards, but never reaches, a mountaintop castle. The film, which is accompanied by a soundtrack written and performed by the artist, uses rhythm and repetition to create a compelling, humourous and discomfiting viewing experience. Louis le Brocquy; The Tain Fri. 27 Apr. – Sun. 3 Jun. On the occasion of Lorcán MacMathúna’s multi-disciplinary performance The Tain, The Model will present a selection of original Martin Creed Sat. 31 Mar. - Thu. 3 May. The Model presents three films by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. The screening programme is anchored by Work No. 1701, You Return, 2013, in which people with varying degrees of mobility cross a street, to the sound-track of Creed’s original song You Return. The songlength film reflects on ideas of mobility, persistence and fortitude. Work No. 2533, Border Control, 2015 and Work No. 2530, Let Them In, 2015, which more directly reference the contemporary refugee crisis will also be screened. Martin Creed: Words and Music Thu. 3 May, 8pm, €5 Join us for an evening of words, music and moving image with renouned artist Martin Creed to mark the end of his exhibition at The Model. Prior booking is essential for this very special event. illustrations created by Le Brocquy for Thomas Kinsella’s seminal 1969 translation of the great Irish epic, the Táin Bó Cúailnge.