Still (the) Barbarians, curated by Koyo Kouoh, EVA International, Limerick, until 17 July 2016

In 2016 Ireland commemorates the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising with nationwide events. Taking its title from Constantine Cavafy’s 1898 poem, ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ the 2016 edition of EVA International, Still (the) Barbarians, offers a compelling reflection on the history and legacy of our colonial past and responded to the 1916 rising.

Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Still (the) Barbarians seeks to investigate “the postcolonial condition of Ireland as a way to articulate artistic reflections, critical redefinitions, and political transformations”  [taken from the introduction to the accompanying catalogue].

Still (the) Barbarians featured the work of 57 artists

Pio Abad
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Philip Aguirre y Otegui
Kader Attia
Hera Büyüktaşciyan
Kostas Bassanos
Eric Baudelaire
Leung Chi Wo
Tiffany Chung
Criodhna Costello
Jonathan Cummins
Godfried Donkor
Samuel Erenberg
Theo Eshetu
Mary Evans
Tom Flanagan & Megs Morley
Liam Gillick
Yong Sun Gullach
Carsten Höller
Dorothy Hunter
Jeremy Hutchison
Joanna Hutton
Alfredo Jaar
Michael Joo
Journal Rappé
Kapwani Kiwanga
Abdoulaye Konaté
Syowia Kyambi
Kemang Wa Lehulere
Charles Lim Yi Yong
Alice Maher
Bradley McCallum
Naeem Mohaiemen
Pádraic E. Moore
Otobong Nkanga
Uriel Orlow
Ulrike Ottinger
Alan Phelan
Johannes Phokela
Sarah Pierce
Deirdre Power and Softday
Public Studio
Ican Ramageli
Amanda Rice
Willem de Rooij
Tracey Rose
Catarina Simão
Võ Trân Châu
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor
John Waid