About the Exhibitions Database

The NIVAL Exhibitions Database has been compiled to improve public access to the Library's extensive collection of files documenting art and design exhibitions in Ireland.  The files contain catalogues, press material and ephemera on more than 10,000 solo and group exhibitions from the period 1900 to the present.

The Exhibitions Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish exhibitions including title, date, venue, and artists represented.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

  • Title: Post-Fordlandia.
  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL EXB/11945
  • Date: 2011
  • Group Type: Group

Scope and Content:

A new body of collaborative work by Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley. Fordlândia is a now-abandoned rubber plantation and town constructed in 1928 in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. Post- Fordlândia is a body of work exploring the mythologies surrounding Fordlândia through an filmic exploration of this empty ghost town in the middle of Brazilian rainforest that Ford himself never visited. The work contemplates the physical and ideological failure of the exportation of the American capitalist dream into one of the most complex ecological and cultural places on the planet.