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Arts & Culture Features

Artsdesk: Having a Kiki

“Connecting with other queer voices can create a space of self reflection and affirmation”. Visual artist and educator Emma Haugh talks to us about Having a Kiki: Queer Desire and Public Space, the latest book to be published by Berlin and Dublin-based Paper Visual Art.


Artsdesk: Our Kind

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.

Artsdesk: Glitching Up

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.

Artsdesk: Out of the Wood – Bill Lynch

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.


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