AICA Ireland

The International Association of Art Critics – Ireland (AICA Ireland) is the Irish section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).  Ireland has been an active member of AICA International from its foundation in 1948/1949 in Paris. The Irish membership includes leading critics, essayists, and theoreticians, as well as honorary life members.

AICA Ireland promotes professional practice and exchange among the professionals who work in the area of critical discourse, stimulating research and reflection within the visual arts, education and culture. Members are issued with a press card, updated with a yearly stamp, which is recognized for entrance to museums and art events around the world. AICA Ireland members benefit from quarterly meetings, a monthly newsletter, as well as additional events that support the practice of its members. Members are also informed of relevant international members activities in the bi-yearly AICA Newsletter and are invited to the Annual AICA International Congress, held in a different nation each year.

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May 1, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until May 31, 2014 )
May 3, 2014 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

emma-campbellThe Inca Effect Exhibition
Runs throughout the month of May | Launch: 3 May at 2pm
Aoife’s Cafe & Gallery, Waterford City

Irish artist Emma Campbell brings her unique work to Waterford for her first solo exhibition.… Read the rest

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April 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Opening: 25th April at 7pm
Hendrons Collider, 40 Domnick Street, Dublin 1

PLACED will open on Friday 25th of April, 7-9pm at Hendrons Collider, and will run Sat 26th and Sun 27th 12-6pm

Place (
- a particular portion of space, whether of definite or indefinite extent.… Read the rest

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April 25, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until May 11, 2014 )
April 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

From Here to There
25 April – 11 May | Opening: 25 April at 7pm
Hazelhurst Gallery, (Opposite Napoli Cafe), Monkstown, Co.… Read the rest

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April 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
April 25, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until May 08, 2014 )

Marcin BialasAn Organism Named City
25 April – 8 May | Opening: 24 April at 6pm
Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2
Opening Hours 12-7pm Monday to Friday

Marcin Bialas will present a stunning collection of dark graphic artwork with a clear influence from architecture this April at CFCP.… Read the rest

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eat-talk-artTalbot Gallery & Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

Talbot Gallery & Studios are proud to present: EAT | TALK | ART Saturday April 26th 2014 @ 11am

The second in our series of events in the Talbot Gallery EAT | TALK | ART.… Read the rest

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VAWFProject Arts Centre is proud to present the 3rd conference of the Visual Arts Workers Forum. Designed to engage and give a platform for debate to workers across the visual arts – artists, writers, curators, educators, funders, gallerists, shippers, framers to name a few – the VAWF is a day packed full of stimulating debate, presentations and networking.… Read the rest

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April 25, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until May 05, 2014 )
April 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

25 April – 5 May | Opening: 25 April at 7pm
Eight Gallery, 8 Dawson St., Dublin 2.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.30; Sunday 11.00 – 17.30

A new exhibition by Helen MacMahon, at Eight Gallery, Dublin.… Read the rest

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The morning session of the VAI / AICA Ireland critical writing strand of the 2014 Get Together is ‘Art in a Time of Transition’, a panel discussion focused on the notion that we are now living through a time of change.

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Artists and Ethics

The afternoon session of the 2014 VAI / AICA Critical Writing Strand addresses the timely and contentious issue of ‘Artists and Ethics’.

AICA Ireland and VAI are delighted to announce that Elaine A King (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) a specialist in the field of art and ethics, will tackle arts ethical dilemma’s, in the company of Irish writers and broadcasters Gemma Tipton (Irish Times, RTE, Artforum) and Fionola Meredith (Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Guardian, BBC NI).… Read the rest

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samuel-walsh28 April at 6pm
Oliver Sears Gallery, 28 Molesworth St., Dublin 2

Samuel Walsh will give an introductory talk on his exhibition GLANCE

For more information on the exhibition, please visit:

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