Squid’s in

Irish international art exhibition Dublin Contemporary will celebrate its inauguration  by pooling the work of global artists and showing ‘the resourcefulness that can be squeezed out of tough times,’ say curators.

Brian Duggan, This Short-Term Evacuation, 2011

Source: Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Renato Ghiazza.

Brian Duggan, This Short-Term Evacuation, 2011

Locations have been sought across the city, focussing on Earlsfort Terrace where a 6m long ceramic squid by David Zink-Yi will be on show.  A copper and lead finish give it this iridescent effect.

David Zink Yi, Untitled (Architeuthis), 2010

Source: Courtesy of Johann König and Hauser&Wirth. Photo credit: Roman März

David Zink Yi, Untitled (Architeuthis), 2010

Backdropped by economic crisis, curator Viveros-Faune  says ‘an exhibition like ours might speak to how crisis and change can serve as catalysts for creativity, possibility and change.’

Ella Burke, The Redundant Parade, 2011

Source: Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Renato Ghiazza.

Ella Burke, The Redundant Parade, 2011

Other highlights include photos  of Congolese guerillas by Irish artist Richard Moose, sculpture by Thomas Hirschorn, installation by Jim Lambie, and a video installation on global financial crisis by Danish artist Superflex.

Jim Lambie, I Remember (Square Dance), 2009

Source: Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Renato Ghiazza.

Jim Lambie, I Remember (Square Dance), 2009

Earlsfort Terrace will echo the fiscal rectitude espoused by Viveros-Faune. Dublin Contemporary’s production manager has designed a cafe and exhibition shop into the space – ordinarily an education facility – recycling found objects including old library shelves. He has also led the design of a temporary wooden entrance facade. 

Ludovica Carbotta, Stolen Space, 2011

Source: Photo credit: Renato Ghiazza

Ludovica Carbotta, Stolen Space, 2011

Irish furniture designers including John Walsh, Anthony Cleary and Karl Metcalf have designed furniture pieces for lounge areas in the building. 

Dublin Contemporary 2011, Ireland’s International Art Exhibition runs from 6 September – 31 October 2011. For more details see:www.dublincontemporary.com/home

Vedovamazzei, Cambiare la propria mente è facile se cambi prima l’altezza, 2011

Source: Photo credit: Renato Ghiazza.

Vedovamazzei, Cambiare la propria mente è facile se cambi prima l’altezza, 2011

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  • Richard Clunan November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Good to see the art world reflecting on the economy.

    Re “…how crisis and change can serve as catalysts for creativity, possibility and change.”

    …since there are also huge advances in technology and biotech right now, and that I don’t think is solely due to the dip in the economy, I’d like to see art commentary on that in the mix too…

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