MART’s ‘Invite or Reject’ refers to the duality of understanding and miscommunication that exists within Irish Emigration. It was common for the Irish to be rejected and treated as second-class citizens for the early part of 19th century. This Irish diaspora flocked to America for a better life away from famine, war and hardship, to help build a better America for today. In spite of over 37 million Irish Americans living today, the current political and social climate in America and Ireland, leaves it difficult to gain a working visa, leaving America more of a holiday destination for the Irish in stark contrast to its history.
This is an excellent opportunity to see some of Ireland's most interesting emerging contemporary work.
As featured on ABC's Today Show andThis is part of a touring exhibition already visited Chicago, the Flux Factory in New York and now Los Angeles. This may be your only chance (short of traveling to europe) to see it. For more information please visit:
There will also be a special performance by Katherine Nolan during the opening.