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 […]
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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 […]
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As part of our Response Series Musician Alon Benjamini has created the musical piece Golden Retriever: A musical response to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. In this new composition, certain parts are directly influenced by specific pieces within the exhibition, while others are inspired by the emotions and visions evoked by the exhibition as a […]
Are you in Transition Year? Are you into art and art-making? Join us at our second TY Festival to coincide with Cruinniú na nÓg 2023. TY Festival is a day-long programme for transition year students and home-educated students from across the country (aged 15 to 18) to learn, play and explore their creativity through art-making labs.
Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of The Douglas Hyde, will lead a tour of the current exhibition by Uri Aran, Take This Dog for Example. Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, this is Aran’s first institutional exhibition in Ireland. Through his work, Aran explores the basics of language, behaviour, perception, and the rules […]
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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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