Ashen, Restless

Willie Doherty (1959 - )

4 pigment prints

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Since the 1980s, Willie Doherty has been a pioneering figure in contemporary art, film and photography. His works typically begin as responses to specific terrains from his native city of Derry, and the impact and legacy of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’, complex reflections on how we look at such locations – or on the stories that might be told about their hidden histories. From early conceptual photo-text works – focusing on the impossibility of establishing any ‘objective’ perspective on this territory – to serial works in film and photography that set contradictory points of view against each other, Doherty reviews familiar places from alternative positions. Doherty has exhibited in many of the world’s leading museums, including the CAM Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Museum De Pont, Tilburg; IMMA, Dublin; SMK, Copenhagen; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Tate, London; Modern Art Oxford; Dallas Museum of Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Neue Galerie, Kassel; Kunsthalle Bern; Kunstverein München; Kunstverein Hamburg and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. He was nominated twice for the Turner Prize and has participated in major international exhibitions including Documenta, Manifesta, the Carnegie International, and the Venice, São Paulo and Istanbul Biennales.
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    pigment print
  • Details
    Ashen, Restless
    Number 1 in an edition of 3
    4 pigment prints
    (each) height: 67.6 cm; width: 101.0; depth: 3.7 cm
    Purchased from Kerlin Gallery as part of the Northern Ireland Centenary, March 2021
    The artist; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 31 March 2021
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