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Arts and Culture
This year’s Dublin Dance Festival is the first under the direction of Benjamin Perchet but it continues in the traditions previous editions of the festival in that its programme will be bold and rich with international talent alongside the work of Irish choreographers, dancers and artists. Operating tangentially to the read more…
Ireland’s foremost interactive digital arts festival, /Glitch, returns for its fifth year, bringing a week of workshops, music, art and performance to Rua Red and MART beginning Monday 30th May. In the run up to /Glitch, we spoke with Algorithm co-conspirator and CLU member Kevin A. Freeney, who will be exhibiting two collaborative pieces with Janna Kemperman in MART and Rua Red.
A unique annual event, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival celebrates positive LGBT identity through theatre and the contribution of gay people, past and present, to the arts.
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is currently exhibiting a series of paintings made with oil on plywood by Bill Lynch. These thoughtful and beguiling works represent 30 years of the late artist’s evolution, and this is the first time they have been shown in Ireland.
Alan Phelan’s Our Kind is a newly commissioned video piece for the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of their Easter Rising centenary celebrations. Positioned as a “contemporary response to Roger Casement’s trial and appeal”, Our Kind occurs on an alternate timeline wherein Casement has been acquitted of the treason charge which would have led to his execution in 1916.
Starting on Monday, April 11, for one week only, Eventbrite showcases “FREE”, an exhibition of rarely seen photographs that provide a window on some of the most inspiring and seminal public events in Irish history since the formation of the state. The exhibition at The Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin’s Liberties aims to shine a light on the important role free public events play in our culture and identity, and the unifying effect they have on our communities.
Hannah Fitz’s exhibition Doggie Eyed Stare ambitiously captures transient, wavering forms through a series of chalky plaster-coated sculptures.
German artist Jan Pleitner has his first solo exhibition in Kerlin Gallery which opens Friday 22 January at 6pm.
Body&Soul launches new funding and bursary program worth over €30,000 called Incubate&Innovate.
Charlotte Prodger appears at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios for her first solo exhibition in Ireland: Stoneymollan Trail, with guest curator Linsey Young.
Dublin’s Alliance-Française hosts a convivial Christmas Special on Saturday 12th December featuring a series of craft workshops, a disco brunch and an invitation to enjoy festive drinks with the staff.
Hendrick’s Chambers of the Curious promises a distinctly unconventional homage to the inherent inquisitiveness of the human mind, offering those who pass through its portals a series of eye-opening experiences designed to stimulate new and curious ways of looking at the world. This uniquely immersive experience comes to Dublin’s Henrietta Street for four nights only at the end of November.
We recently embarked on an intriguing voyage of cerebral discovery through the Chambers of the Curious in downtown Brussels.
Eminent Domain II at Pallas Projects is the second exhibition of an on-going project by Gillian Lawler which is inspired by the abandoned town of Centralia in Pennsylvania.
New Blood is one of the highlights of the Bram Stoker Festival which takes place this Bank Holiday weekend across the city. An arty party to top them all, New Blood is organised by Mary and John, aka Mary Nally and John Leo Gillen and features an array of installations, culinary treats and fancy libations, live music from Maria Somerville, This Greedy Pig on the decks and a dress code quoted as ‘Rihanna and FKA twigs run a club in The Matrix).
In spite of its accessibility – it only requires you having an internet ready mobile device to access the installation’s control panel at www.continuousdrift.com – it has remained a bit of a secret, a slow-burning discovery for those beyond Dublin’s art-crowd.
We review Gary Coyle’s latest exhibition Into The Woods, at Ashford Gallery, RHA and David Godbold’s More Like Living Than Life Itself at the Kerlin Gallery
The best work in What We Call Love is that which reveals the inherently violent and exploitative aspects of love, which induces revulsion rather than sentimentality.