BASIC TALKS ~ Asylum Archive

The Hugh Lane Gallery


Basic Space is delighted to present the Asylum Archive; an Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision in Ireland by Vukasin Nedeljkovic.

From April 2007 to November 2009, Nedeljkovic was housed in a Direct Provision Centres while seeking asylum. The Asylum Archive grew from that experience: ‘I kept myself intact by capturing and communicating with the environment through photographs and videos. This creative process helped me to overcome confinement and incarceration.’

Through Asylum Archive Vukasin Nedeljkovic examines the notion of direct provision; constructing a theoretical framework on the issues of memory, power, authority, detention and supervision.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.