Anthony Haughey | Disputed Territory. From our forth coming exhibition ‘Reframing the Border’, a group exhibition exploring photographic responses to the border, curated by @gallery_of_photography_ireland Open to the public July 14th.
As borders move and shift throughout history, their meaning, function and effect are often is a state of flux. Anthony Haughey’s Disputed Territory series investigates continuing conflicts arising from the demarcation of territory and disputes over ownership of land in Europe.
Haughey has been living and working near the border between the North and South of Ireland for twenty-years, At the height of the conflict, the border in Ireland was the
most heavily militarised and monitored zone outside of the Eastern Bloc. And yet despite this, during the ‘Troubles’ the demarcation between the two jurisdictions
continued to be almost invisible without recourse to maps determining one territory from another.
Haughey’s foregrounding of abstracted markers and detritus left in sites and spaces
along the border hint at the complex underlying social, cultural and political tensions between polarised communities who lay claim to the landscape.
Anthony Haughey is an artist and a lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology. His work
has been widely exhibited and collected internationally. He has exhibited in major museums, galleries and festivals, including: Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing, Julie Saul Gallery, New
York, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, New York Photography Festival and
LesRencontresd& #39;Arles. Recent exhibitions include: ‘UNresolved’, video installation, Athens
Biennale, ‘The Politics of Images’, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2017) and a new film, ‘Manifesto’
which toured widely internationally throughout 2016 when it was acquired for the permanent
collection of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Monographs include The Edge of
Europe (1996), Disputed Territory (2006) and Aftermath (2014). He is an editorial advisor for
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