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The artist Pauline Cummins presents an artist response to the exhibition Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi. Drawing on her own artistic beginnings as a painter and continuous fascination with the painting medium, Cummin’s explores the powerful effects of Bowling’s paintings, that transcends the political boundaries of the contemporary art world, making for an exceptional career that now spans six decades.

This artist response takes the form of gallery based discussion and interactive walk-through, programmed on the occasion of this year’s Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity.

Programmed in partnership Bealtaine Festival.


About the Speaker
Pauline Cummins is an artist whose work explores the human condition from a feminist perspective. She likes to collaborate with other artists and make work in real life situations and places. Her video works were shown in Between One and Another, at CCI Paris 2012. And her performance work as The Duchess of Leinster and as Lord Edward Fitzgerald was shown in‘These Immovable Walls-performing Power’ Dublin Castle 2014.She was one of 16 selected performers in ‘Future Histories’ at Kilmainham Gaol 2016.Her work is in the permanent collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and is included in the RIA publication: Modern Ireland in a 100 Artworks 1916- 2016. Cummins work has been shown internationally and is in many private collections.

About the Exhibition
Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi / 24 March – 8 July 2018
Showcasing Bowling’s work from the 1960s onwards and covering major developments within his practice, this vital exhibition also includes material from the Frank Bowling archive, and several films featuring footage and interviews with the artist. The exhibition is organised by Haus der Kunst, Munich in association with IMMA and Sharjah Art Foundation. Prior to the opening at IMMA, Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi was curated by Okwui Enwezor, with Anna Schneider at the Haus der Kunst, Munich from June 23, 2017– January 7, 2018.