The Landis Museum is a “museum of the encounter” – an institution-within-an-institution constructed to explore various forms of interfacing made visible by the objects exhibited within it.
It contains works by seven international artists that, rather than being gathered as a result of their specific content, have been assembled as a result of something within their mode of operation, their starting points, or the manner in which they seek to be read. The exhibits span a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, performance and video.
Culture Ireland has supported the inclusion of Dublin-based artists, Sarah Pierce and Irina Gheorghe, each of whom will show performance works alongside related documentary material. Pierce will also show a two-screen video work, and an assemblage of material by Mark Landis, after whom the exhibition is named.
The exhibition is part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts supported programme, and tours to CCA Derry-Londonderry.
Image: Sarah Pierce, Lost Illusions, 2014, still from dual-screen video, courtesy the artist