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VISUAL ART: QUARANTINE PROJECT by Patricio Cassinoni with Nyree Yergainharsian

Wednesday 1st September, 2021 - 09:30 - Wednesday 20th October, 2021 - 17:00

70 photos in 70 days, made entirely at home while in lockdown during a global pandemic.

Quarantine Project is a time capsule from one of the most unique periods of recent history. We never imagined we would be making more than a handful of images, assuming any ‘lockdown’ may last two or three weeks. As news emerged of our need to stay away from everyone, so did our desire to connect and communicate.

Quarantine Project is our version of life through this pandemic. It aims to capture the new behaviours this reality brings and reflect on the new ‘self’ attached to them, highlighting the new practical and emotional understanding of the space we occupy and our relationship with it. It offers a visual representation of the profound effects of this crisis on even the simplest things. Rather than simply documenting an average day at home, this project aims to subvert realities that we, without any reason not to, have always taken for granted. Until now.

Patricio Cassinoni is an Argentinian visual artist based in Dublin since 2006. His main areas of practice are photography, videography, and painting. He has collaborated with a range of artists including those in theatre, music and visual arts, as well as corporate and commercial projects. His work has been shown in numerous art galleries and festivals worldwide including Kronos Festival Barcelona, SO Fine Art Editions in Dublin and Galleria Fernando Pradilla in Madrid, while also taking part in contemporary art auctions and International Art Fairs. Quarantine was created over 70 consecutive days throughout our first lockdown in March 2020.

Nyree Yergainharsian is an Irish theatre maker and actor with Armenian heritage. After graduating TCD BA Acting in 2008, Nyree co-founded The Company theatre co, with whom she devised, produced, and performed award winning productions nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Her latest work Lobsters is a fully hybrid theatre film about making connections. She has been an associate artist of Project Arts Centre since 2009. Quarantine is her first collaboration on a photography series.

Patricio Cassinoni and Nyree Yergainharsian will lead tours of Quarantine Project as part of Culture Night (17th Sept) FREE, booking essential.

Limited edition prints are available for purchase – €80 (small, unframed) & €120 (large, unframed) – Please enquire at Box Office or email if you are interested in purchasing an artwork. 


Wednesday 1st September, 2021 - 09:30
Wednesday 20th October, 2021 - 17:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre
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