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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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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imma16 April | 6pm – 7pm
The Johnston Suite, IMMA

Dennis McNulty (artist) presents a media essay titled Samples for ears and pixels for eyes in response to Haroon Mirza’s exhibition.

In Mc Nultys words; ‘Reality is analogue. It is continuous.… Read the rest

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29 April – 6-10pm
The Generator Bar, Smithfield Sq., Dublin

Aligning criminal detection and nihilistic terror, Nic Pizzolatto’s TV series True Detective saves the significance of detection from forensic positivism and restores its essential negativity (de-tect) to the immanent cosmic and existential horizon, that is, to the diurnal hell that is ‘you’.… Read the rest

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August Sander and Michael SomoroffThursday 17 April 1:00 – 2:00pm
Crawford Gallery, Cork

Sirius Arts Centre in collaboration with Crawford Gallery present an afternoon talk with photographer Michael Somoroff.

Mr Somoroff will also be present at the opening reception of the exhibition ABSENCE OF SUBJECT Photographs by August Sander and Michael Somoroff at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh on Wednesday 16 April at 7:00pm

For more information on BOTH events please contact Sirius at: 021 481 3790 or email at:… Read the rest

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art-conflict-developmentApril 14th – 6pm
J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, TCD

A panel discussion with audience participation, staged by the Trinity International Development Initiative, to address the influence of visual arts and development establishments in shaping narratives of conflict and ?how these narratives inform public perceptions of conflict at home and abroad

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