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IAF members are invited to join us for an exclusive visit to the current exhibition at the Gallery of Photography. Danish artist Krass Clement makes work concerned with the exploration of place as a reflection of the inner psyche, and this exhibition features two bodies of work made in Ireland.
Drum was photographed over a single evening in a small pub in Drum, County Monaghan. With only a few rolls of film (and a rumored five pints of Guinness), Clement created one of the most important contributions to the international canon of contemporary photo books. Through subtle shifts in focus and masterful filmic sequencing, the book comes to concentrate on one principal character in the shadowy pub: a hunched, weather-beaten man sitting alone with his drink. The work is a quiet meditation on community, the outsider, alienation and the terrors of being alone.
The exhibition also includes the world premiere of work made in Dublin in 1991, presenting a view of Dublin at odds with itself. The lively theatre of street life contrasts with melancholic, empty streetscapes. Both bodies of work were made during a visit to Ireland by Clement as part of a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annamakerrig, County Monaghan.