The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where critic and curator, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith will talk to Uri Aran about his practice and his exhibition Take This Dog for Example. The talk will take place on Saturday, 1 April at 2 pm at the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, […]
Take This Dog For Example
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 and ongoing works layered throughout the gallery space.
Uri Aran has a decidedly unfixed relationship to media and materials, combining aspects of sculpture, video, painting, drawing, and installation, while challenging the traditional formal constraints of each. Aran’s visual language ranges from text and time-based work to the assembly of familiar everyday objects, which he processes, combines and unites to create ensembles that hover over the boundary of the familiar and the unexpected.
Content Warning: Please note one video work contains strong language which may be unsuitable for children.
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