No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end

For SUPERMARKET 2017, Ursula Burke presents No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end, a new iteration of her exhibition Vestiges at Ormston House in 2016. Burke is an artist based in Northern Ireland. Her practice consistently questions the tenuous links between idealised forms of civil society and the reality of living in post-conflict communities.  The title is taken from a quote by the 18th century Scottish scientist James Hutton, which refers to the deposition and erosion of the Earth’s surface. Combining art historical techniques and contemporary themes, Burke presents a suite of portrait-sculptures and an embroidered frieze which question the legacy of art as a tool for political propaganda.

SUPERMARKET is an international artist-run art fair that provides a showcase of artists’ initiatives from all over the world with the aim to display their unique projects and ideas, to create opportunities for new networks on the Swedish and international art scene, and to share the passion and vitality that are present in this sphere of the art world.

Ormston House’s participation in SUPERMARKET 2017 is kindly supported by Culture Ireland and Limerick Arts Office.



Ursula Burke SUPERMARKET Independent At Fair, Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm. 23-26 March 2017 Image: Ursula Burke, detail of bust from Monument (2016), Parian porcelain, courtesy of the artist.  

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