A preview of Dublin Contemporary – from WOW to WTF
I had another walk around Dublin Contemporary earlier today. One of the most impressive art exhibitions Ireland will ever see, here are some mobile photos and some thoughts. I’ve also included an interview with Assistant Curator Liliana Rodrigues.
I’ve posted before about Dublin Contemporary – a giant scale art exhibition in Earlsfort Terrace and other galleries opening today – and I had an exclusive tour of it a couple of weeks ago. I popped back in for the press preview this morning and all I can say is WOW.
I walked around with a huge smile on my face, discovering rooms, artworks and ideas that people are really going to have fascinating reactions to.
Dublin Contemporary is a huge art exhibition occupying Earlsfort Terrace (mainly) and other galleries in Dublin. Tickets are €15 (€10 unwaged, student, OAP) and it is well worth the money for the amount of art you are going to see.
You don’t need to be an art expert to enjoy it. For most of it I was wandering around gaping at what was in each room and wondering about the process behind each piece. Some I liked, some I thought WTF and some of it I didn’t get at all. And that’s okay. The whole idea is to show contemporary art and provoke a reaction, whatever that may be.
Here’s my interview with Liliana Rodrigues, assistant curator at Dublin Contemporary.
Some of my photos – of the many hundreds of pieces – are below. They’re all mobile phone photos so in no way reflect the quality of the pieces.
You’ll see there’s drawings, photography, sculpture, installations and more available at Dublin Contemporary. You have to see it for yourself. I look forward to hearing about it when you do!