01 Mar Conor Harrington: Dead Meat
2 March 2012 – 2 April 2012
Conor’s new exhibition. Entitled “Dead Meat”, Harrington’s feast has the air of a last supper, ostentatious in its excesses and debaucherous in its crumbling beauty. Making a departure from the battles, posturing and overt masculinity of hisprevious work, this new body takes a step indoors with a behind-the-scenes look at men of power. From an elaborate photo-shoot involving 6 models, costumes, taxidermy and props, Harrington has recreated an 18th-Century feast. His interest in this period refers to an era when European power was at its peak and examines its heritage in contemporary society given the uncertainty within the Eurozone, as the Asian markets’ rise and established power structures shift.