Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Still (the) Barbarians invited artists to use the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure for artistic reflections.

Michael Joo’s site specific installation was a continuation of the artist’s interest in the properties of silver nitrate and his ongoing investigation of energy as substance. To create the work he was given special access to The British Museum’s collection to study a rare ‘emaciated Buddha’ sculpture.


Michael Joo

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