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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createA day of networking & sharing with guest artist panels
When: 1 December
Where: IMMA Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Time: 10.00 – 17. 00
Cost: 12 euro (lunch included)

NB: For Create members the event is free of charge.

After the success of last year’s Networking Day we’re all set to gather the collaborative arts sector together again to celebrate, share, provoke and discuss.… Read the rest

Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

LONDON (Reuters) - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces.
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Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

LONDON (Reuters) - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces.
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immaFriday 28 November 2014, 1.15–2.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA

Sarah Durcan (MFA Coordinator, NCAD) explores the intersection of the fictional with the real in the film work of contemporary artists. This talk topic takes into consideration the film based practices of artists Duncan Campbell and Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler of whose work is newly presented in IMMA Exhibitions programme.… Read the rest

Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican surrealists Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington led Latin American art sales in New York, which also set a world auction record for the work of Colombian Fernando Botero.
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Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.
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martin-gale-talk27 November at 1pm
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare St, Dublin 2

At 1pm on Thursday 27 November 2014 Kildare-based artist Martin Gale will present an informal talk about his painting practice and the work on show in his current exhibition ‘Territory’, which runs from 21 November to 6 December at Taylor Galleries.… Read the rest

Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.… Read the rest

Art News in Brief (Reuters) »

BERLIN (Reuters) - Over two years after the discovery of missing masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners, German officials and a Swiss museum are expected to confirm on Monday that the paintings will go to Switzerland.
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markcullenMandala – As within, so without
Mark Cullen
O’Brien Science Hub, UCD
02/11/14—15/12/14

Public audio-visual presentation by Mark Cullen – 4pm, 12th of December 2014, O’Brien Science Hub, UCD

Mark Cullen will present an illustrated talk/discussion on the scientific, literary and cultural sources of inspiration that informed Mandala – As within, so without.… Read the rest