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Claire Halpin

Jig Map Iraq2015

Claire Halpin’s practice explores themes and concepts around contested territories and histories through painting, video and installation. Iraq is part of a body of work called Jigmap Series, which attempts to navigate the complexity of the contemporary theatre of war, as battlefield expands to battlespace in the information age. The works in this series explore the covert machinations of the perpetual war that is arms deals, mercenaries, remote surveillance programmes and drone warfare that take place away from the lens of the media. The themes in the work concern the perception and interpretation of images, looking at how the reading of images and their resonance is influenced by how they are created, depicted and the context in which they are viewed. Halpin aims to create work that raises questions about how we choose to record history and the veracity of painting, photography, and the media in documenting future history.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 60 x 150 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4186
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Claire Halpin, Jig Map Iraq, 2015, Oil on canvas, Unframed, 60 x 150 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Claire Halpin

Claire Halpin is a visual artist born and based in Dublin, Ireland. She has exhibited widely in group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally including 38th EVA International, Limerick City Gallery; 189th RHA Annual, Dublin; dlr Open, Municipal Gallery, Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire; Cáirde Visual, The Model, Sligo; Water Tower Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria and Artisterium VI, Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Georgia. Halpin is represented by Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin.

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