Artist in-conversation – Sean Lynch,Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint


Screening and in-conversation

Speakers: Sean Lynch and Catalina Lozano

This online event included a screening of Sean Lynch’s new video work Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint followed by an In-Conversation between the artist and Catalina Lozano. Lynch and Lozano are long standing confidants whose research interests converge around the politics of the public realm and new approaches to presenting and distributing artist’s projects.

Lozano’s project The Cure, 2018, was published by Askeaton Contemporary Arts, the artist-led residency, exhibition and publication initiative Lynch runs with Michele Horrigan in the west of Ireland.

Lynch’s work has been included in several recent exhibitions organised by Lozano including Le jour des esprits est notre nuit, at CRAC Alsace, 2019, which explored the cracks within western Modernity; and Winning by Losing at CentroCentro in Madrid, 2019, which, considered the paradigm of progress through contemporary artistic practices and historical documents. The potential for rethinking progress from alternative perspectives – counter-hierarchical, mystical, physical – is inherent within Lynch’s new commission at ESW which explores and exposes the ethical and material vulnerabilities of the representations of success and power within our public spaces. The resulting work is at once hyper-focused on the political and physical make-up of Edinburgh whilst dealing with questions of representation which echo across many cities around the globe.

Further Reading

Download a pdf of shared resources compiled on the occasion of this event here.

Sean Lynch (b. 1978, Kerry) lives and works in Askeaton, Ireland. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Solo exhibitions include Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2019); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017); Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2016); Rose Art Museum, Boston (2016) and Modern Art Oxford (2014). His work has been presented within exhibitions at CentroCentro, Madrid (2019), CRAC Alsace (2019) and WORM, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2017), while a major public commission for the City of Melbourne, Australia will be realised later this year.

Lynch studied at the Stadelschule, Frankfurt and was Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh in 2019. Alongside Michele Horrigan, he works at Askeaton Contemporary Arts, an artist-led residency, exhibition and publication initiative situated in the west of Ireland since 2006.

Catalina Lozano (b 1979, Bogotá) is an independent curator and researcher based in Mexico City and the Director of Programs in Latin America at Kadist. For the past 10 years, she has been interested in minor narratives that question hegemonic forms of knowledge. The analyses of colonial narratives as well as the deconstruction of the modern division between nature and culture have acted as departure points for many of her recent curatorial and editorial projects such as A Natural History of Ruins (Pivô, São Paulo 2021), The willow sees the heron’s image upside down (TEA, Tenerife, 2020), Le jour des esprits et notre nuit (CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, 2019, co-curated with Elfi Turpin), Winning by Losing (CentroCentro, Madrid, 2019), Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie (CAPC, Bordeaux, 2015), and The Cure published by ACA Public, Askeaton, 2018.  

‘Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint’ is co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland, with additional support from Culture Ireland, University of Aberdeen, National Museums Scotland and Museums Galleries Edinburgh.

Artist in-conversation – Sean Lynch,Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint


Sean Lynch and Catalina Lozano



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