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Ghost-Haunted Land: Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland

Declan Long


Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 — the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern ‘Troubles’ — contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In Ghost-Haunted Land — the first book-length examination of post-Troubles contemporary art — Declan Long highlights artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath. Conscious of the simultaneous optimism and uneasiness of the peace era, each of these artists has produced powerful, distinctive work that reflects on legacies of the Troubles years and rep ... More

Keywords: Contemporary art, post-Troubles, Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784991449
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Declan Long, author
National College of Art & Design, Dublin