18.08.16 - 02.10.16
Caitlin Berrigan / Liam Crichton / Stanya Kahn / Aidan Koch / Adam Murray & Theo Simpson / Chris Ware
“Whenever and wherever societies have flourished and prospered rather than stagnated and decayed, creative and workable cities have been at the core of the phenomenon.Decaying cities, declining economies, and mounting social troubles travel together. The combination is not coincidental.”
- Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)
Future Ruins is international in its scope, bringing together the work of artists from across the globe who inquire into the architecture of the world in which we live, addressing the impermanence, instability, and ever-changing nature of contemporary cityscapes.
From real estate developments in Berlin and the intimidating streets of Los Angeles to Belfast’s historic monuments and Chicago’s iconic brownstones, Future Ruins explores city planning, the navigation of urban landscapes, and the body’s relationship to its manmade surroundings through sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation.
Thurs 18 Aug 2016, 6-8pm
With DJ Girls on the decks, join us for an evening of wine and art. Enjoying being amongst the first to see Future Ruins. This event is free and all are welcome.
LATE NIGHT ART
Thurs 01 Sept 2016, 6-8pm
Enjoy Future Ruins after hours as part of Belfast's monthly Late Night Art.
ART IN THE A.M.
FRI 16 SEP 2016, 9.30-10.30AM
London-based artists Adam Murray and Theo Simpson will discuss their work in conversation with the Naughton Gallery’s Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown as part of the gallery’s Art in the A.M. series.
ART IN THE A.M.
FRI 19 AUG 2016, 9.30-10.30AM
Liam Crichton and Ricki O’Rawe will discuss their collaborative project for Future Ruins in conversation with the Naughton Gallery’s Ben Crothers and Rachel Brown as part of the gallery’s Art in the A.M. series. All welcome. Coffee and conversation are free.