Cuchulain Comforted: Visual & Verbal Collaboration by Rita Duffy and Paul Muldoon, April - May 2007
MCAC is delighted to host the exhibition and launch of ‘Cuchulain Comforted’ and the publication ‘Cloth’— a visual and verbal collaboration by Rita Duffy and Paul Muldoon. This is the second exhibition and book in a two-part series of new work entitled ‘Interrogating Contested Spaces’ involving the collaboration of major Northern Irish visual and verbal artists.
This exhibition engages with the concepts of compassion and empathy and the role of art in post-conflict society. For this project, one of Northern Ireland’s most well known painters, Rita Duffy, was commissioned to create new paintings that become the visual manifestations of this interrogation. The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon was commissioned to write a piece that examines the legacy of this process in transition, looking mainly at Portadown. The aim is for the book and exhibition to create connections through verbal and visual communications in relation to these ideas in a Northern Ireland context.