Using the space of a public gallery as a field for reflection and debate, this volume extends the process of six artists that make up the Sleepwalkers project.
The six artists – Clodagh Emoe, Sean Lynch, Gavin Murphy, Linda Quinlan, Jim Ricks, and Lee Welch – have used Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane as a place for research through developing a solo exhibition at the gallery during 2012–14. With each exhibition, the artists investigate the changing role of the museum and curator, as well as the collection and history of the gallery.
Pages created by the participating artists are accompanied by essays by Simon Critchley, Chantal Mouffe and other leading curators and cultural theorists. These explore such vital questions as ‘what is an exhibition?’ and ‘how does the form of an exhibition come into being?’.