Curators talk with Linda Shevlin
Linda Shevlin gave a talk on our exhibition, using it as a touchstone for her to discuss how it related to her broader curatorial practice.Americana: Future Rural is an important exhibition which has been developed from time Linda has spent on residency with M12 Studio, Colorado (USA) and is driven by her interests in rural representation in international contexts.
Linda Shevlin's long links to The Dock extend back to 2005-2008, when she was artist in residence. More recently Linda has been curator in residence with Roscommon Arts Centre/Roscommon Arts Office, supported by the Arts Council. Linda’s curatorial projects emphasise the idea that the visual is an assimilatory process continuously at work in the construction of cultural, political, personal, and national identities. Her interests are in histories, and their intersection with the present, and in how traditions in art can be revealed through research in archaeology, history, technology and ethnography.