131% Funded


Target: €1500


€1,972 Raised


61 Funders

Concerning the Other

By Olivier Cornet


This is a collaborative art project that promotes diversity and shows concern for minorities in these days of uncertainty, global conflict, mounting racism and intolerance. We have invited contemporary artists to create an initial image which would then be emailed on to the next artist. The second artist will respond by working over it and then emailing it on to the third artist who also responds and passes it on. The process continues until each of the artists has worked on each image. It begins as a virtual project which will be a creative and engaging experience for the artists, each gaining a lot from encountering the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The outcome will be collaborative artworks (each piece is a new artwork at each stage). We also propose producing high quality digital art prints of the final as well as ‘in-between’ prints which will appear in a curated exhibition at Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin in September. With Fund it the collaboration continues and we look forward to engaging you in this creative process.

There are three curators involved with this project, each bringing with them their own varied experiences. We did a smaller version of this process in the past and learned a lot of practical lessons along the way. That project was exhibited in the Pearse Museum in Dublin and internationally in Tbilisi Georgia. Artists involved were particularly inspired by the process and created new work that was well outside of their comfort zones. There is a very interesting mix of artists involved in this new project: national and international, male and female, recently qualified or highly experienced (we have one RHA member taking part ). We wanted to include a wide spectrum of viewpoints but our main selection criterium was the quality of the work.

This project begins as a virtual project, with artists working collaboratively (but remotely), so it seems ideally suited for Fund it. The concept of collaboration and concern for ‘the Other’ also fits well. We will invite you to engage with us along the way, looking forward to your input. The main cost is printing but the campaign is more about creating feelings of positivity and compassionate collaboration.

Budget: 1500 euro in total
- 20 A4 prints on quality A3 paper: 600 euro.
- Designing and printing of a book of the 100 virtual artworks: 350 euro.
- Estimated cost of awards: 250 euro.
- Curators’ costs (100x3): 300 euro.

If for any reason, one artist is unable to continue with the project, we have lined up a number of substitute artists who will take their place. The risk of ‘incapacity’ at project management level is also nil as we curators can substitute for each other. 

Thank you for reading up till now. It would be wonderful if you could join us in this project by pledging your support for the work of 10 artists. You’ll also get a real insight into the creation of their work.



Concerning the Other - And now - an extra Raffle!

Dear Funders We hope that you have enjoyed following the many twists and turns of the “Concerning the Other” images as our ten artists responded to each other’s works over the course of this collaborative art project. You can see the latest images as soon as they arrive on our special Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/ (copy and paste this link into your browser) And if you’ve been following us on Facebook, you will have read about our Raffle – with the chance to win a Fine Art Print. Yes, as a special ‘Thank you’ to all our Funders, you are already entered into a draw to win one of the extraordinary pieces of art that has been created during this project. Now, as we enter the final week of the campaign, we are still hoping to welcome more followers into the inner circle of the project. Their support is crucial to our plans to tour the show after the inaugural exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery. We’d be very grateful to you if you would tell all your friends about it and share it on social media for us. Thanks again, the Curatorial team

‘Art without politics is a falsehood’ (Jesse Jones)

‘Art without politics is a falsehood’ (Jesse Jones) The artist who represents Ireland at the Venice Biennale this year is Jesse Jones. “Tremble Tremble” is the title of her specially commissioned piece which features the renowned theatre artist Olwen Fouere. Jones has written a very interesting article on the RTE website which touches on a lot of the themes that we have been exploring in the Concerning the Other project. The full text can be viewed at the link below but we include an extract here which seemed especially relevant. " It was on this trip in 2017 that I understood art in a new and vital way. I now understand that art itself possesses possibilities to expose us to nuanced and complex ideas about humanity that can be afforded nowhere else. Art in its essence proposes the very simple idea that, in being affected by art we can be affected by each other. In a time when the world moves towards totalising and regressive positions that redraw old and forgotten hatreds, this matters. ... the National Pavilions of this year’s Venice Biennale told (a) story. One in which the saturation of politics proved a fertile and vital place for the articulation of anxiety around rising nationalism, through political empathy and solidarity with migrant populations, and a growing fear of new world orders and false truths in language and reality... We know we live in deeply troubled and changing times, and we need every resource of understanding possible to navigate this unknown future. More importantly, we need a sense that we can, through collective acts of imagination, change it." Well said Jesse! I think that you could say that the ten artists who are collaborating in the “Concerning the Other” project are exploring these very ideas and that their collaboration is producing many inspiring new pieces of art. Read the full article at: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2017/0525/877931-jesse-jones-on-her/ Eoin Mac Lochlainn, artist and co-curator on the ConcerningTheOther project PS: we have posted new videos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/ You don't need to have an account on Facebook to see these, just ignore the requests to login/register https://www.facebook.com/pg/ConcerningtheOther/videos/ (copy and paste this link into your browser) If you use twitter, you can also search #ConcerningTheOther to see all the posts created so far and some will contain videos too.

Concerning the Other - Week 2 / Pass 2

As we are about to complete Week 2/Pass 2 of the Concerning the Other project, just a quick note to thank our new funders this week. All stage 1 images and almost all stage 2 images have been added to their respective albums on facebook. Have a look at the links in our master post there: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/posts/1401680813224224 (You must copy and paste this link into your browser to go to the page on Facebook). Do not hesitate to share your enthusiasm for this project with others and feel free to contact us at concerningtheother@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks again Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin & Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Concerning the Other - Cost of printing covered but more can join

Great News! Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our initial Funders we have reached our first target – and the cost of printing out the virtual artworks has been pledged. We are delighted and very grateful to all of you. In the meantime, we have been working on the plan to tour the exhibition of collaborative prints – both nationally and internationally – and we hope to be in a position to publish details shortly. Any additional funding will be used to further these plans so - we are still gratefully accepting pledges. This is primarily to cover the considerable cost of transporting the works and also to fund the production of a good quality catalogue. We hear that the opportunity to witness the development of the artworks was what initially attracted the Funders. This weekly development will continue until all 10 artists have worked on all 10 pieces. We find that the artists involved are particularly inspired by the process and are creating new works that are well outside of their comfort zones. If you become a Funder, you too will join that ‘Inner circle’ of the project. If you are already supporting the project, thanks again and don't hesitate to invite other people to join in. You can visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/ or you can email us at: concerningtheother@gmail.com Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin & Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Concerning the Other - Thanks to our new supporters and project kick-off

Dear funders, Thank you again and a very special welcome to all of you who donated this week. It means a lot to all of us, involved in this collaborative art project. It will really be kicking off next week (on Monday, 22nd of May to be exact), when the initial image by each artist will be forwarded on to the next artist in the group. And then, the following Monday (29th of May), we will be posting the reworked images into their respective albums on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/ We have created a master post on this page on Facebook from which you can access each of the albums but please note: you must copy and paste this link into your browser. Here is the special link: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/posts/1401680813224224 Finally, don’t forget to let your friends know about this project and to ask them to join with us themselves! This is a special opportunity to witness the behind-the-scene stories of how great art is created, week by week. We have been using the hashtag #ConcerningTheOther on social media, so you can use it too. And don’t forget you can always write to us, on the Facebook page or by email to: concerningtheother@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.

Concerning the Other - Thank You - Follow the project

First of all, thank you so much for supporting this project. We have created a page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConcerningtheOther/ which will allow you to - learn about each of the 10 artists We created an album for that purpose, titled 'Concerning the Other - Meet the artists' You can copy and paste this link in your browser to read about each artist and see an image representative of their current practice. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ConcerningtheOther/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1390693420989630 - follow each of the 10 series of works, from the initial image submitted by each artist to the final one To that end, we created an album for each series, for instance 'From Susanne Wawra to Miriam McConnon thru 8 other artists' Each of these albums contains only the initial image at the moment but we will add each subsequent image as it is reworked by the next artist. The artists will commence working on these images on May 22, and will have 7 days to complete the next one. This is when you will discover them as we add them to the album. If you would like to see all 10 initial images together we have also put them together in one album, titled 'Concerning the Other - The process & the initial image' You can copy and paste this link in your browser to discover these images and read about them at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ConcerningtheOther/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1390736434318662

funders (61)

There are 53 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project