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Where / Dove
Willie Doherty

Where / Dove, Willie Doherty

Where / Dove, Willie DohertyWhere / Dove
Willie Doherty
Franco Cosimo Panini Editore
English, Italian

Texts by Declan Long, Daniele De Luigi and Anne Stewart.


144 pages
220 x 270 mm
ISBN  9788857016870


This photobook supports Willie Doherty’s first solo show at an Italian institution, Where / Dove at the Fondazione Modena Arti Visive from 7 November 2020 to mid May 2021. Although central to Doherty’s practice, this is the first time the theme of borders – both tangible and imagined – has been addressed in a dedicated exhibition. Revealing the numerous complex political, social and psychological implications, his work challenges the viewer to reconsider the value and meaning of these fault-lines. And it is no coincidence that all of this comes at a point in history when this topic has become pressing not only in Ireland and the United Kingdom as the latter leaves the European Union, but also at global level, in this era of migrations and pandemics.

About the Artist
Willie Doherty was born in Derry in 1959. He lives in County Donegal and continues to work in Derry. Since the early 1990s, he has had numerous international solo exhibitions, including the Stadtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich and Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois. In 2007 he represented Northern Ireland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. His work has been presented in prestigious international group exhibitions, including DOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2005; 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003; 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002; and Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA,1999. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize twice, in 1994 and 2003, and was awarded a DAAD residency, Berlin, 1999. He joined the University of Ulster in 1998, and has been Professor of Video Art since 2005.

About the Publisher
Franco Cosimo Panini Editore is an Italian publisher of art books that has been active for over 25 years.

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