Issue 129: Autumn 2009  
Cover image: Cristina Bunello: Back view of girl with buns (detail), oil on linen, 30 x 20 cm; courtesy the artist (from degree-show critics' choices)
Editorial | Peter FitzGerald
Update
IM projects editorial | IM projects
Features
Vox pop – 'The Messiah' | IM Projects, Binna Choi, Jeffrey Vallance, Paul O'Neill, Vincent Honoré, Tom Morton, Ahmet Ögüt, nero, Vanessa Desclaux, Ovul Dumusoglu, Raimundas Malasauskas, Cornelia Lauf, Jamie Shovlin, Marcelline Delbecq, Will Holder
 
As a figure of hope or a sign of the times, IM projects offer 14 respondents an image of Obama Action Figure and ask them what they would offer in return
Tenebrous dialectics: contemporary art and the limits of enchantment | Dieter Roelstraete
 
Why has the spiritual reentered contemporary art?
In conversation with Adrian Rifkin | IM projects
 
A leading art educationalist talks autobiography and much else besides
Chapters // myth | Tessa Giblin with Amalia Pica, Mario García Torres, Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert, Lee Welch, Melvin Moti
 
Nine takes on storytelling and fantasy in contemporary practice
Projects
Proximity – no means a marker of accessibilityy | Ilsa Colsell and Conor Donlon
Put your arms around me honey, 2009 | Susan MacWilliam
Untitled, 2009 | David Ferrando Giraut
Rap collage 2, 2009 | Spartacus Chetwynd
Degree shows
Reviews
Belfast: Helen Sharp: The Hero and now | om lekha
Cork: Mary FitzGerald: Afterlife | David Brett
Dublin: If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution: Edition III: Masquerade | Tim Stott
Dublin: Brian Duggan: Step inside now step inside | Michelle Browne
Galway: Lee Welch: At the still point of the turning world | Hilary Murray
Lismore United technologies | Matt Packer
Mechelen: The Search for the Spirit | Rosa Lleó
Sligo: Medium religion | Bryonie Reid
Venice: Susan MacWilliam: Remote Viewing – Northern Ireland Pavilionat the 53rd Venice Biennale | Cecilia Canzioni
Venice: Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy: The Republic of Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale | Ilaria Gianni
Venice: Making worlds: the 53rd Venice Biennale | Aoife Rosenmeyer
from 'Vox pop: The Messiah'
Marcelline Delbecq: Waiting for the Moon, 2006 – 2007, digital print on archival paper, edition of 3, 21.6 x 30 cm
Mario García Torres: What happens in Halifax stays in Halifax, 2004 – 06
Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert: The Banshee lives in the handball alley, 2008, DVD still
Pointing out a constellation
Jennie Taylor: video still from IADT Degree Show, 2009
Lizanne Murphy: The Need for play. Distinguishing adulthood childhood, 2009, 84 x 120 cm
Robert Sherlock: Thomas Street traders and bus
Jason Rhoades: 24 Neons, Various Original Drawings from Perfect World in a Mephisto Shoe Box, 2000/ 2005, 24 neon signs, wooden Mephisto shoe box cut in half
Helen Sharp: from The Hero and now, 2009
Keren Cytter: History in the making or the secret diary of Linda Schultz, 2009, performance at Project Arts Centre, commissioned by If I Can’t Dance
Kennedy Browne: 167 (screen tests), 2009, still from HD video, 37’
Pavel Pepperstein: Landscapes of the future 2555, 2006, watercolor, ink on paper, 17.5 x 25 cm
Brian Duggan: Step inside now step inside, 2009, installation shot
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