Les Levine, regarded as the founder of Media art, has made 13 new photographic works of children during the conflict in Northern Ireland. Entitled Resurrection (1972-2016) this work has been recently donated to the IMMA Collection.
Resurrection is a reconsideration of The Troubles: An Artist’s Document of Ulster, a suite of 80 photographs Levine took in 1972, which are also in the IMMA Collection. The 13 images are framed by black and white contact-sheet images from the artist’s 1972 work and carry texts. Each of the images contains a question. The true answers to these questions will reflect differently for each viewer. Many of the supposed truisms comprise commentary of events at that time and resonate in media coverage of events today. Levine has stated that often art produces more questions than answers. Perhaps the questions reveal more truth than the answers, and the big question is, how much truth do children deserve?
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