Seán O Sullivan is a writer and curator whose work focuses on the politics and preservation of localities. He has curated projects and written critical texts dealing with community, ecology and the bonds between people and places. He holds an MA and a BA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dún Laoghaire. He is a former chair of Black Church Print Studio, Dublin. He is Visual Arts Adviser to the Arts Council of Ireland / An Comhairle Ealaíon.

This page: An exhibition of photographs by Tim Maul and presented by Black Church Print Studio and Valerie Connor.

Île Seguin 11/25/11

Île Segun 11/25/11 was a series of photographs by Tim Maul. It was curated by Valerie Connor, and exhibited in the Library Project, Temple Bar. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.
Île Segun 11/25/11 was a series of photographs by Tim Maul. It was curated by Valerie Connor, and exhibited in the Library Project, Temple Bar. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

From the press release:

In 2011, the artist Tim Maul accompanied curator Valerie Connor on a walk around the Île Seguin area in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. Connor’s interest in the area lay in how it was, and still is, a site for urban redevelopment using cultural infrastructure to spearhead change and a new identity. Money, ideology and politics have unsurprisingly all clashed as a consequence, with dramatic results, involving wealthy art patrons and influential critics, and outrage at the demolition of the iconic and symbolically important Renault factory in 2005. As Connor and Maul walked, they talked, with the artist taking photographs on a spontaneously purchased disposable camera. The visit ended and the artist gifted the exposed film still in the camera to the curator. The film remained unprocessed until 2013, when Connor, prompted by the invitation to curate a Black Church Print Studio exhibition, initiated the train of events leading to the exhibition Île Seguin 11/25/11.
Île Seguin 11/25/11 is an exhibition which takes shape in three ways – the photographs on display in the gallery; an in-house discussion among a group of Black Church Print Studio members; and a public A&E event with the contemporary art historian, curator and researcher Alexandre Quoi.
The project includes the participation of Black Church Print Studio members Ella Bertilsson, Monika Crowley, Janine Davidson, Emma Finucane, Mary A Fitzgerald, Jane Garland, John Graham, Raymond Henshaw, Catriona Leahy, Anja Mahler, Colin Martin, David McGinn, and Seán O Sullivan.