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Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

Abigail O’Brien: With Bread

23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015

While bread and the craft of making it are nearly as old as civilisation itself, Pain au levain was the first leavened bread, probably discovered in Egypt six thousand years ago. Artist Abigail O’Brien’s interest in bread, its elemental properties, the magical process that takes place in its making, its centrality in human daily life across race and culture and religion, its familial, social and cultural importance, and its rich symbolism, spans some twenty years.

Fourth Space

Fourth Space

Fourth Space

31 Jan 2015 - 14 Mar 2015

Fourth Space comprises sculptural and installation work by 9 leading artists based in Ireland: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Angela Fulcher, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Dennis McNulty and Liam O’Callaghan.

home: Open Submission Exhibition 2015

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14 Feb 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are delighted to present this exhibition of visual art by artists who have studied in, are originally from, or are living or working in the county.

Trove

Trove

Trove

3 Dec 2014 - 8 Mar 2015

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. The resulting exhibition;Trove, will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation. This is the first time that the National Collections have worked together in this way; presenting a combination of objects and artworks as one single exhibition. Thus Trove represents a unique opportunity for people to see works from both our art and object based National Collections together for the first time, presenting these works in a new and fascinating light. By the inclusion of works rarely seen by the public, Trove also celebrates and rediscovers many of the hidden treasures of our National Collections, revealing much about our collective identity through the objects we have chosen to collect.

Cosmic Dust

Cosmic Dust

Cosmic Dust

24 Jan 2015 - 17 May 2015

VISUAL presents Cosmic Dust, a group exhibition looking at attempts to orient ourselves in the universe that maintains us. Gathering the ideas of artists, scientists and philosophers, Cosmic Dust explores ways in which art, science and the spiritual can combine to offer a deeper understanding of the metaphysical nature of existence. From our connection to the natural world to our place in the stars, the exhibition delves into humanity’s poetic attempts to build systems of thought, meaning and belonging in the face of a vast and unknowable universe.

Qingsong Wang: Everything is Possible

Qingsong Wang: Everything is Possible

Qingsong Wang: Everything is Possible

15 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015

Wang’s large colour photographs embody an insider’s perspective on China’s whirlwind transformation into a global economic superpower. Born in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang in 1966 – the same year as Mao launched the Cultural Revolution – Wang’s artworks are inspired by his own experiences of what are among the most dramatic social transformations in recent world history: the post-Mao economic opening to the west; massive migration from the countryside to the rapidly growing urban centres; and the enthusiastic embrace of global consumer culture in contemporary China. Working like a film director with vast sets, Wang constructs elaborate, richly detailed scenarios involving a large cast of actors and many props. His approach combines a wealth of references to traditional Chinese art with a decidedly modern, cinematic scope. The resulting works are funny, sad, angry, perplexing and provocative – all at the same time.