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What if we got it wrong

What if we got it wrong?  

In association with Centre Cultural Irlandais and the Wexford Arts Centre

A group exhibition presenting fifteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy. 

Wexford County Council 
10th June - 29th July 2016


​Exhibition Opening
guest speaker French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thebault 
Thursday 9th June at 11am. 


Sugar and Scale and all things frail

Gemma Tipton review on Exhibition ' Et Si On S’Était Trompé?/What If We Got It Wrong?curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili director of  Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) in Paris.

Irish Times, 4th November 2016 


In conjunction with the Semaine des cultures étrangères

Et si on s’était trompé ?

Et si on s’était trompé ?


George Bolster, Mark Clare, Alice Clark, Blaise Drummond, Seamus Dunbar, John Gerrard, Andrew Kearney, Susan Leen, Ruth Le Gear, Christine Mackey, Selma Makela, Anna Macleod, Seamus Nolan, Emily Robyn Archer, Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom), Brigitta Varadi. 

This exhibition presents some sixteen artists whose work explores the impacts on the environment of our society and globalised economy. Et si on s’était trompé ? What if we got it wrong ?, as the performance-poet Lemn Sissay asks us (see below), in measuring progress by levels of industrialisation, expansion and accumulation. The ice and water of the Arctic, veritable barometers of the catastrophic effects of this “progress”, form one of the key elements of this exhibition. A further important strand is geopolitics and its direct links to questions of energy and biodiversity. Video and multi-media installations, photography, works on paper and canvases bring the complexities and implications of climate change to the fore in the lead up to the United Nations Conference in Paris. This exhibition is curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI and will tour to Ireland in 2016.

In partnership with the Finnish Institute, Raimo S will be screened and presented by Nestori Syrjälä and Antti Majava on the evening of the vernissage. A Breakfast talk will take place on 26 September at 11am in the presence of the artists and La Ruche qui dit Oui ! who distribute weekly baskets of local produce. Book now. Watch performance-poet Lemn Sissay peforming “What if we got it wrong?” Read Darragh McKeon’s essay, specially commissioned by CCI to accompany the exhibition. In conjunction with this exhibition, CCI and the Skellig Foundation are organising "Skellig Sessions - 2015” Climate Change: Thinking about Solutions – a series of talks and discussions in November chaired by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times correspondent in Paris. 

This exhibition is part of the annual Week of Foreign Cultures organised by FICEP (Forum of foreign institutes in Paris) of which the CCI is a member. The theme for 2015 is “Our environments”; for details of the full programme running from 25 September to 4 October 15, check the FICEP website:

Images: Anna McLeod et Blaise Drummond


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