An exhibition on 27th April 2018, featuring Sophie Behal, Vanessa Donoso López & Benjamin Stafford, Isadora Epstein, Maeve Lynch, Eoghan McIntyre, Rosie O’Reilly.
The ideal guest obscures the flaws of the host and there is no host more flawed than an artist. Hospitality manifests in the interplay of artwork, artist and audience, operating at the threshold between nature and artifice. Comprised of performances, sound installations and sculptures, Guest Appearance invokes matters of authorship, the transitional properties of objects, and the transformative quality of sound. Hospitality demands both the adherence to regulations and the acceptance of responsibility. It is simultaneously welcoming and hostile.
The Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin offers a charged site for Guest Appearance. The exhibition explores the contradictions of hospitality, in which the guest-host relationship contains the potential for productive antagonism.