The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the first institutional exhibition in Ireland by renowned artist Uri Aran. Through his work, Aran explores the basics of language, behaviour, perception, and the rules and conditions of social interactions. Why are certain meanings ascribed to certain things? Titled Take This Dog for Example, Aran’s exhibition presents new […]
The Old Croghan Man is one of a number of 2,000 year old ‘bog bodies’ unearthed from Irish wetlands in recent years. His remains, which comprise only the upper torso and arms, have been extensively analysed through a variety of tests, scans and forensic examinations to help build a picture of his life and his demise. He was likely the victim of a human sacrifice known as the ‘threefold death’, a violent ritual suffered by Celtic kings who failed to appease their subjects. His body was then deposited in a bog lake where the soft-tissue was compressed, tanned and preserved by the biochemical composition of the environment. The compacted remains are now on display in the National Museum of Ireland.
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, Uri Aran has invited longtime friend and collaborator Josh Tonsfeldt. Tonsfeldt’s photographs, videos, sculptures and collection of found […]
The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Ireland by renowned Canadian artist Liz Magor. For over four decades, Magor’s practice has primarily centred on sculpture, exploring our persistent and complicated relationship with things. She divides objects into two categories “those that are provided by the world, and those that 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 the next instalment, Liz Magor has invited a former pupil at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, […]
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