Hindsight is 2020 at Rua Red

Hindsight 2020 Tallaght Debenhams Workers

From the 11th December to the 24th of January Hindsight is 2020 comes to Rua Red in Tallaght. 2020 was a year like no other. It took away freedom of movement but provided time to stop and reflect, it curbed emotions and touch but made every human interaction valued. It created fear and anxiety but brought consideration and care. It quietened voices through masks but made demonstrations stronger. Not only was 2020 the year of the pandemic, it was also the year when George Floyd was brutally murdered and people turned out on mass to fight for justice and equality. It was the year when forest fires ravaged land and lives and Greta Thunberg echoed her generation’s anger on future devastation unless ways are changed. 2020 was also the year that Donald Trump fell, a toxic time of corruption, injustice and racism ended.

Hindsight is 2020 is an exploration of the events and impact of 2020 through the work of 36 artists selected from an open call out. The title ‘Hindsight is 2020’ is taken from a phrase which is used to describe how clarity of a situation is gained from looking back on it from a vantage point. The selection panel for this year’s exhibition is Ella Bertilsson (Artist, Rua Red Studio), Donal Maguire (Curator, National Gallery of Ireland), Sophie Spisser (Erasmus + Intern), Maolíosa Boyle (Executive Director, Rua Red) and Hugh Mc Carthy (Senior Technician, Rua Red)

Picture credit: Augustine O’Donoghue, Stand up, fight back, 2020.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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