Category Archive: Art
The inaugural Vue: National Contemporary Art Fair will take place at the RHA Gallery in Dublin this November 2011. Running from today, 3rd November to Sunday, 6th November 2011, Vue brings together over 15 contemporary art galleries from Dublin and Belfast under one roof to showcase new and recent work by Ireland’s leading artists.
Participating galleries include Rubicon Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Jorgensen Fine Art, Hillsboro Fine Art, the Peppercanister Gallery, Graphic Studio Gallery, Taylor Galleries, The Green on Red Gallery, The Paul Kane Gallery, Oliver Sears Gallery, Oonagh Young Gallery, Cross Gallery, Molesworth Gallery, Stoney Road Press, Talbot Gallery & Studios the Fenderesky Gallery in Belfast, as well as the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Ireland’s international art exhibition, Dublin Contemporary 2011, turns the city into a vibrant art gallery from September 6th to October 31st 2011.
Responding to the theme Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, and led by curators Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Fauné, the exhibition presents the work of more than 100 of the world’s most exciting artists, whose artworks will establish Dublin as the destination to discover the latest in Irish and international contemporary art.
The main exhibition hub at Earlsfort Terrace will show a variety of artworks in a range of unusual spaces, including a 6 meter long ceramic squid by artist David Zink-Yi and an enormous crib with a multi-TV screen mobile by Chinese artist Wang Du. Visitors can also expect to enjoy an intriguing series of street works disseminated in 22 locations around Dublin, as well as sculptures in the Iveagh Gardens. The art trail continues with exhibitions at the nearby Royal Hibernian Academy, which will house Lisa Yuskavage’s unique brand of painted ladies, new installations and paintings in The National Gallery of Ireland and Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College, as well as a solo show by Willie Doherty at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Highlights also include:
• Stunning photos of Congolese guerrillas by Irish artist Richard Mosse
• A painting titled after murdered film director Theo van Gogh by Turner-Prize nominee Dexter Dalwood
• A gigantic complex sculpture by Thomas Hirschorn
• A trenchant video installation on the global financial crisis by Danish artists Superflex
• A powerful meditation on violence and death by Mexican artist Teresa Margolles
• A dazzling new installation/sculpture by Jim Lambie
• Exciting new work by Irish artists James Coleman and Brian O’Doherty
For more information on all Dublin Contemporary 2011 activities and artworks, please visit www.dublincontemporary.com
Dublin Contemporary, the large-scale visual arts exhibition, taking place from September 6th until October 31st, is currently seeking sponsorships and partnerships to enhance the profile and ambition of the event. For 8 weeks Dublin Contemporary will showcase the best of Irish and international contemporary art, as well as, emerging and established artists, in some of Dublin’s great cultural institutions and also in reinvented new locations. This would be a great opportunity for any businesses to enhance their media profile, increase brand recognition, demonstrate that they are investing in the community and position their company in front of a high engaged market.
Dublin Contemporary is a citywide effort that puts Dublin on the map as an international art destination. There are over 150,000 guests expected to attend the event, 62,500 are expected to travel from abroad. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
For further information, log on to http://www.dublincontemporary.ie/index.php/sponsors or call 01 678 7920
Dublin Contemporary is a new large-scale visual art exhibition which will take place in Dublin from September 6th until October 31st. It is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland—a citywide effort that puts Dublin on the map as an international art destination. Taking place every five years, Dublin Contemporary will create a platform that will become a much-anticipated part of the calendar of leading contemporary art exhibitions around the world. The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, taken from William Butler Yeat’s famous poem “Easter, 1916”. With works by more than 60 Irish and international artists coming from the five continents, Dublin Contemporary 2011 will present new commissions and mini-solo shows held throughout Dublin.
Today, Dublin Contemporary announced some of the participating artists which include –
Nina Berman (USA), Tania Bruguera (CUB), The Bruce High Quality Foundation (USA), Fernando Bryce (PER), Chen Chieh-Jen (TW), James Coleman (IRL), Dexter Dalwood (GBR), Wang Du (CHN), Omer Fast (ISR), Goldiechiari (ITA), Patrick Hamilton (CHI), Jim Lambie (GBR), Richard Mosse (IRL), Brian O’Doherty (IRL), Niamh O’Malley (IRL), Superflex (DEN), Lisa Yuskavage (USA)
This week, RTÉ launched a nationwide art competition: ARTifact. ARTifact asks the public to create artwork based on two themes – ‘RTÉ as part of Irish life’ or ‘RTÉ of the future’. Submissions can be a painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration or photography and the three winning works will be placed at RTÉ’s Donnybrook premises in Dublin. The competition is part of the new RTÉ All Access website, which gives users an inside look at what’s going on throughout RTÉ. To enter, participants must submit a photograph of their completed work to the ARTifact page on www.rte.ie/allaccess by Friday, 18th February. All entries will be judged by a panel of well-known personalities, who will choose the top ten entries. The ten finalists’ work will then be put to public vote on the RTÉ All Access website. The top three entries with the highest votes will be revealed as the winners at an unveiling event in RTÉ in April.
Dublin is set to host a brand new art festival next year. Dublin Contemporary 2011 will take place for eight weeks from 6 September to 31 October 2011. Billed as a large scale visual arts exhibition, it will use the city of Dublin as a gallery and showcase Irish and international contemporary art from both emerging and established artists. The festival will use some of Dublin’s great cultural institutions as well as reinvented new locations.
Dublin Contemporary organisers describe it as ‘one of the most ambitious exhibitions to be staged in Ireland, a city wide endeavour that puts Dublin on the map as an international art destination.’ Artistic Director, Rachel Thomas, has assembled a heavyweight committee for the festival, the overall theme of which will be ‘Silence’, and they aim to use the world famous Documenta art festival, held in Germany every five years, as a template.
It is hoped that Dublin Contemporary will attract 62,000 foreign visitors, giving a much needed boost of €13million to the economy. The artists taking part in the festival will not be named until March but Rachel Thomas states that the ‘principal focus of the exhibition would be Irish contemporary artists who she described as “Ireland’s best kept secret”’. Dublin Contemporary is destined to be a world-class event and something we here at Elevate will be looking forward to next autumn.