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 […]
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
Between Honey and Ashes (Part 1)
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, born in Warsaw in 1885, died in 1939 on the day that Poland was invaded by Russia. His father was also an artist. ‘Witkacy’, as he became known, is mainly remembered in his homeland as a painter, novelist, and playwright; his photographs are only one aspect of his art. Witkiewicz was an intense and troubled man who believed that Western culture was decadent, degenerate, and undermined by the collapse of ethical and philosophical certainties; trapped between a decaying past and an uncertain future, he used photography, perhaps more than other art forms, as a way to explore his existential anxiety.
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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