2020 - 2021

Barış Doğrusöz, Zeyno Pekünlü, Aykan Safoğlu, Merve Elveren

39th EVA International | Limerick, Ireland

EVA International

SAHA provides support for Barış Doğrusöz, Zeyno Pekünlü, Aykan Safoğlu’s projects at the 39th EVA International, and for Merve Elveren, curator of the Guest Programme, titled Little did they know.

The 39th EVA International is a three-phase programme taking place across various venues in Limerick city between 2020 and 2021. Phase 1 featured 12 presentations by Irish and international artists and collaborating curators, taking place across Limerick City Gallery of Art, The Hunt Museum, Sailor’s Home, Enable Ireland, EVA Offices and Archive, at outdoor locations, and online. Taking its reference from the “Golden Vein,” a 19th-century descriptor for the agricultural bounty of the Limerick region, the 39th EVA International programme across all phases seeks to question ideas of land and its contested values in the context of Ireland today. Through the work of the participating artists, these questions extend to broader considerations of how we relate to the land in terms of ideology, identity, and resource.

About EVA International

Founded in 1977, EVA International is Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. EVA leads in the commissioning and curating of contemporary art by Irish and international artists, culminating in a programme of artistic encounters, exhibitions, and education projects, that takes place every two years across venues in Limerick city and beyond. EVA’s vision is ‘To lead in creating experiences and encounters of world-class contemporary art that activate Limerick as a place of creative endeavour and cultural destination’.


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