Folly: Art after Architecture

Gary Boyd, Fiona Kearney, Jeff Carter (Other), Blaise Drummond (Other), Laura Gannon (Other), Chris Mottalini (Other), Eamon O'Kane (Photographer), Hiroshi Sugimoto (Other), Jane and Louise Wilson (Other), Pierre Huyghe (Other)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    FOLLY brings together Irish and international contemporary artists whose work has been inspired by iconic buildings of architectural modernism. From Eileen Gray’s seminal E1027 to Mies Van der Rohe’s restored Farnsworth House, Paul Rudolph’s demolished residences to Walter Gropius’s imagined Chicago Tribune Tower, the buildings referenced in FOLLY have had a mixed collection of fates.

    Their presence in this exhibition affords them another afterlife. The qualities that make the architecture significant are played-with, exposed, re-canonised, made ambiguous, and eulogised. By creating fictional moments, questioning conventional documentation or excavating troubled histories of production, each artist invites you to think about how we experience and understand architecture today.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2013


    Bibliographical note

    Exhibition ran from 22/11/2013 to 23/03/2014. Venue: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Curatorial tour of exhibition conducted by author(s) on 21/03/2014.

    Cite this

    Boyd, G. (Author), Kearney, F. (Author), Carter, J. (Other), Drummond, B. (Other), Gannon, L. (Other), Mottalini, C. (Other), ... Huyghe, P. (Other). (2013). Folly: Art after Architecture. Exhibition, Retrieved from