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"Joyce’s Artistic Effects"

Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria (2010) "Joyce’s Artistic Effects". Tolstoy Estate. [Exhibition]

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Abstract

Arising from the large, itnernational "Joyce in Art" exhibition, RHA, dublin, Bloomsday Centenary, Dublin 2004, I was interested in representing Joyce at a festival focussing on seven canonical Western writers. This gave me access to a traditional writers' museum, the Tolstoy Estate, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, a National Museum.It was highly unusual to take contemporary art into such a context - considering both the audiences of the museum and other Festival participants from other countries.It was an experiment that was embraced by the locals in particular, workers on the farm that is Tolstoy's Estate. This endeavour enabled "knowledge transfer", networks and some small steps towards contemporary art being seen as an important tool in the mediation of literature, especially of authors that were socially interested and engaged, such as Tolstoy and Joyce.

Item Type:Exhibition
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Tolstoy Estate
Date:1 September 2010
ID Code:21017
Deposited By: Prof Dr Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
Deposited On:27 Apr 2012 12:03
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 08:40

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