Sep - Nov 2015
Pádraic E. Moore
Pádraic E. Moore (b. 1982) is a writer, curator and art historian.
The various facets of Moore’s practice are shaped by the conviction that visual art facilitates modes of communication and experience that are vital in an increasingly virtualised, techno-rational world. Moore’s curatorial methodology is meticulous but subjective, and is informed not by abstract theoretical dispositions but by in-depth intuitive analysis of the artist’s individual positions.
Moore is particularly interested in researching the influence of esoteric philosophies upon the literary and visual arts. In recent decades, several scholars have explored how esoteric movements, such as The Theosophical Society, have offered a vital catalyst for change in late 19th and early 20th century art. However, insufficient consideration has been given to how contemporary cultural producers have embraced aesthetics and ideals informed by esoteric traditions. Moreover, art history and criticism have yet to develop a method for analysing the work of artists who refer to or follow in this tradition. One of Moore’s aims is to address this.
Moore is a past participant of Curatorlab, a curatorial research program at Konstfack Stockholm, and has just completed a year long residency at the Van Eyck Academy. He is currently developing PSI, a project that takes place at Fokidos Gallery, Athens in November 2015.
Recent projects include:
2015-March The Girl With The Sun In Her Head. Group Exhibition featuring Dario D’Aronco, Egemen Demirci, Niek Hendrix, Vanessa Hodgkinson, Joris Lindhout, Stéphanie Saadé, Susan MacWilliam. Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht Netherlands. (Curator)
2014-June A Modern Panarion. Group Exhibition featuring Dorje de Burgh, Derek Jarman, Gunilla Klingberg, Bea McMahon, Richard Proffitt, Garrett Phelan. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Dublin, Ireland. (Curator)