February 29 – April 7, 2024
Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork, Ireland.

Link to the exhibition website.

Artists Emily Eunnuri Lee Dobbs, Alexandru Salceanu, Nate Mahoney, Ebti, Daniel Valenza, Laura Vitolina and Ingrid V. Wells present ‘Contemporary Perspectives’, an exhibition celebrating the transatlantic partnership between San Francisco Artists Studios (San Francisco, California) and Sample-Studios (Cork, Ireland). This exhibition coalesces multiple worldviews which address our current shared challenges, with artists originally hailing from South Korea, Romania, Latvia, Cairo and other parts of the United States. Addressing issues including belonging, resilience, radical compassion and resonance across distances, we aim to deepen our meaningful connection between artist collectives and foster a greater sense of community, as we mark the 40th anniversary of Cork and San Francisco being Twinned Cities.

San Francisco Artists Studios are located in Yelamu, also known as San Francisco, on the unceded territories of Ramaytush Ohlone peoples. Artists and craftsmen work out of individual studio spaces to pursue their creative goals. Together we foster community by hosting artist events including critiques, professional development workshops and open studios.

We are proud partners in programming with Sample-Studios in Cork, Ireland. In response to the pandemic, with limits to in person programming, our international partnership was developed. Together, since 2021, we have hosted an annual series of professional development workshops for artists, responding to the specific needs of our sister artists communities and fostering international connections.

This exhibition is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council.