Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dublin Contemporary 2011

Last week we had to go on a class trip to Dublin contemporary. 'The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Its taken from William Butler Yeats’ famous poem “Easter, 1916”, the exhibition’s title borrows from the Irish writer’s seminal response to turn-of-the-century political events to site art’s underused potential for commenting symbolically on the world’s societal, cultural and economic triumphs and ills.'
The main exhibitions were at Earlsfort Terrace, which used to be an old medical and engineering college. The building itself was massive, and very impressive. Everything had been left as it was when it was still a college. Paint was peeling off the walls, there were still chalk boards in certain rooms and so forth. The only rooms that were painted were the ones that were requested by the artist. For all the time I was here I didn't even get to see half of the exhibitions, and I say only half of the building was open the public. 
Over all it was very interesting, even though the majority of the exhibitions werent really my tatse. It was mostly video, installation, and sculpture.
All I can say to sum it all up is, Who knew rubbish could be beautiful..

Kader Attia, 'unitled'

David Adamo, 'untitled'

David Zink Yi 'Untitled (architeuthis)'

Monica Bonvicini 'Add Elegance to Your Poverty'

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