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James C. Scott
Seeing Like a State

Compulsory ujamaa villages in Tanzania, collectivization in Russia, Le Corbusier’s urban planning theory realized in Brasília, the Great Leap Forward in China, agricultural “modernization” in the Tropics—the twentieth century has been racked by grand utopian schemes that have inadvertently brought death and disruption to millions. Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go […]

Lucy R. Lippard
The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

In the Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society, Lucy R. Lippard, one of America’s most influential art writers, weaves together cultural studies, history, geography, photography, and contemporary public art to provide a fascinating exploration of our multiple senses of place. Divided into five parts—Around Here; Manipulating Memory; Down to Earth: Land […]

Aaron Cezar and Dani Burrows (eds)
POLITICS OF FOOD

The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. As an important document of new research and thinking around the subject, POLITICS OF FOOD, contains reflections on food by prominent artists, anthropologists, and activists, amongst others. Interviews with chefs, policymakers, […]

Study Notes
The Quickening

This resource pack has been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to Deirdre O’Mahony’s exhibition The Quickening. It is intended to assist students in preparing for the Today’s World question as part of their Leaving Certificate Art Exam. Today’s World aims to foster and nurture critical thinking around visual art, encouraging students to […]

Liliane Tomasko
Translation
Ingrid Swenson
In Conversation

  Are you okay? Excuse me?   I said, ‘Are you okay’ – I had the impression that you might need some help. No, I’m absolutely fine. This is the way that I’m supposed to be. It’s completely correct. This is how I can be the best version of myself. Or at least the latest […]

Opportunity
Student Forum Call Out

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for applications from third-level students and recent graduates to the sixth round of the gallery’s Student Forum. Open to undergraduates and postgraduates from all fields of study, and across all institutions. Deadline for Application 28 October 2023.

Study Notes
Take This Dog for Example

This resource pack has been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. It is intended to assist students in preparing for the Today’s World question as part of their Leaving Certificate Art Exam. Today’s World aims to foster and nurture critical thinking around visual art, […]

Mairead O'hEocha
via An Lár

This month as part of our From the Archive Project, we would like to thank William Lyons for contributing to the series. William wanted to look back at the exhibition by Mairead O’hEocha, via An Lár, which took place in 2011. In response, we have updated this page to include installation images and images of […]