Using the space of a public gallery as a field for reflection and debate, this volume extends the process of six artists that make up the Sleepwalkers project.

The six artists – Clodagh Emoe, Jim Ricks, Sean Lynch, Linda Quinlan, Lee Welch and Gavin Murphy – have used Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane as a place for research through developing a solo exhibition at the gallery during 2012–14.

With each exhibition, the artists investigate the changing role of the museum and curator, as well as the collection and history of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

Pages created by the participating artists are accompanied by essays by Chantal Mouffe, Simon Critchley and other leading curators and cultural theorists. These explore such vital questions as ‘what is an exhibition?’ and ‘how does the form of an exhibition come into being?’.

Ridinghouse / Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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