Edited by Michael Dempsey and Logan Sisely; texts by Simon Critchley, Michael Dempsey, Chantal Mouffe, Karsten Schubert and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll
Ridinghouse 2015 and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
£17.95  |  $32

24 × 16.8 cm  |  9 1/2 × 6 5/8 in
200 pp, 112 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 98 2

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?’.

Michael Dempsey is head of exhibitions at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin. Logan Sisley is exhibitions curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin.

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