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Arts & Culture Features
“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.
Irish theatre figurehead Olwen Fouéré’s newest work is a magical realist theatre pulling in several directions
From a modest studio nestled in the shadow of the Smithfield Fruit and Vegetable Market, Peter Doyle is making art without formal training.
A new gallery space, Ellis King, opened in the unlikeliest of locations: an industrial estate off Donore Avenue in Dublin 8. Although the gallery’s location might be intensely local, its programmatic focus, informed by the vision of its founder, is thoroughly international.
Commissioned on the centenary of the Easter Rising as part of ‘Ireland 2016’, Willie Doherty’s Loose Ends takes as its subject dual visions of a city and a countryside marked by a violent history.
On Tuesday 11th October, the Copper House Gallery on Synge Street in Dublin 8 will play host to Someone You Love, an exhibition of pro-choice artwork
We take a census of artist sentiment on a question both basic and complex.
We review Brian Maguire’s exhibition Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up at the Kerlin Gallery
Carol Rama made the paintings that are necessary now, and she made them 70 years ago.
Ahead of the annual Monto Arts Picnic, we speak to Sheena Barrett of the LAB Gallery and Monto Arts Group
We review Alice Maher’s exhibition The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
Maybe I’m depressed (yes), maybe art is eating itself alive (yes), maybe Dublin murders motivation and drive (yes), but any and either way, it’s been decided that I’m going to go see and review two exhibitions. CS Bloom checks out To The Present by Merlin James and Whenceness by Elaine Byrne.
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.
A brand new event in the Alliance Française cultural calendar, After Work will be the first of a long series of special evenings in La Cocotte where French wine, cocktails and apéritifs take pride of place.
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.
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.
Hannah Fitz’s exhibition Doggie Eyed Stare ambitiously captures transient, wavering forms through a series of chalky plaster-coated sculptures.
The journey embarked upon by one here curiously mimics Lacan’s re-reading of Oedipus, after Sigmund Freud: from mother, to not-knowing.