• Artist Tour: Limbo Land with Christopher James Burns

  • Sat, 25-05-2019 at 14:00
  • The MAC
    10 Exchange Street West
    BT1 2NJ Belfast
Artist Tour: Limbo Land with Christopher James Burns - The MAC - Belfast

Join artist, Christopher James Burns and exhibition Curator, Clare Gormley for this informal tour of Burn’s current exhibition in the Sunken Gallery, Limbo Land.Christopher James Burns (b. 1988) is a Belfast based artist whose practice draws upon the particular context in which he lives. Working predominantly in sculpture and installation, Burns explores the complex relationship between memory, place and the construction of identity, with his works often challenging the meaning and value of the objects around us; particularly those that purport to commemorate or communicate our past.With this exhibition, Burns presents a landscape of sculptural forms assembled from both personal and found artefacts. Arranged across three islands within the Sunken Gallery, these objects are imbued with the history, culture and visual codes that have come to define Northern Irish identity, and speak to the peculiarities of a place once aptly described by Seamus Heaney as a ‘limbo land’.