Visual Arts

Exhibition: Babel Unbound @ CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery


This Friday at 6pm sees the opening of Babel Unbound in Cork’s CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery. Featuring the works of American artists Leslie Mutchler and Jason UrbanBabel Unbound is a multi-disciplinary show with focus on the print medium. Mutchler and Urban are collaborative artists and here they focus on the role of printed media and editions within the context of a library, and ultimately as a curated and performative space.

“A series of printed works, risographs, xeroxes and screenprints become a publication pulled apart, ephemeral and in-flux, lining walls of the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery. Photographs, 3D printed objects and large-scale digital prints break up the monotony of the splayed publication and help to loosely connect pieces of text, re-paginated essays, screen-captured images, and scans of book spreads. The gallery becomes a circular space without hierarchy; with no beginning and no end – babel unbound.”

Babel Unbound is run in conjunction with the FIRST EDITION Print Symposium, a programme of talks initiated by Cork Printmakers featuring international artists discussing all things print related.  The symposium is spread across two days (Friday 23rd June and Saturday 24th June), with Mutchler and Urban presenting on the Friday in Cork City Hall. The talk is also included within the wider sphere of this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival. Babel Unbound continues until July 8th, with further details on the exhibition here and the FIRST EDITION Print Symposium available here.

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