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Mongolian Folk Drawings

This exhibition comprises old and very old drawings from Mongolia. Some are fragments, others are single leaves from sutras; they include meticulous manuscripts and casual sketches. Most are related to Tantric Buddhism, but there are also astrological charts, sheets of musical notation, a small portrait, some animal drawings, and a picture of a temple. Exoticism is part of their charm, but that doesn’t fully account for their appeal. These ephemeral drawings might normally have disappeared without trace, and for that very reason – the fact that they have survived – they are curiously evocative of distant thoughts and feelings.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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