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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implantsThe National Sculpture Factory has announced the recipients of the Im/Plants programme. Im/Plants is a programme of seasonal implantations (insertions) into the National Sculpture Factory and was open to Irish and international artists, curators, independent art groups, individual cultural and spatial practitioners, and collectives across all art disciplines.… Read the rest

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July 31, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 31, 2014 )
July 31, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

young-curatorsUnfold
31 July – 31 August | Opening: 31 July at 6pm
RUA RED, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

Unfold is the inaugural exhibition of the Young Curators project initiated by RUA RED.… Read the rest

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newsIrish artist Cian Donnelly has been nominated for the Live Works Performance Art Award, a prize dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, initiated through Centrale Fies and DOCVA, Italy.

The prize is awarded through a jury comprised of Giorgio Agamben, Barbara Boninsegna, and Antonio Marras.… Read the rest

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August 1, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until September 02, 2014 )
August 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

gallery-revivalContemporary Irish Landscape
1 August – 2 September | Opening: 1 August at 6pm
Gallery Revival, Moneygall, Co. Offaly across from Ollie Hayes Pub.… Read the rest

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August 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
August 2, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 08, 2014 )

vai-ImageBetween the I and the Hand
Curated by Richard Carr
2 – 8 August | Opening: 1 August at 7pm
Gorey School of Art Gallery, Mary Ward Lane, St.… Read the rest

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August 1, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 29, 2014 )
August 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

queer-as-folkQUEER AS FOLK
1 – 29 August | Opening: 1 August at 6pm
White Lady Art, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

QUEER AS FOLK is a group exhibition that will explore each artist’s individual take on what modern sexuality means to them, and artwork that will offer visitors contemporary views on LGBTQ issues that will be open to discussion during the month.… Read the rest

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August 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
August 3, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 17, 2014 )

achill-artists3 – 17 August | Opening: 3 August at 3pm
Abha Teangai, Dooagh Achill Island.

The Achill Artists Group will host an exhibition on new works at Abha Teangai, Dooagh Achill Island, from August 3rd – to August 17th 2014.… Read the rest

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July 31, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 24, 2014 )
July 31, 2014 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Octagon QuiltersRetrospective and Looking Forward
31 July – 24 August | Opening: 31 July at 7.30pm
Custom House Studios Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo

Custom House Studios at Westport are pleased to host an exhibition of works by the Octagon Quilters Group, Westport, entitled Retrospective and Looking Forward.… Read the rest

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August 1, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until August 10, 2014 )
August 1, 2014 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bank-studiosTwice Shy
1 – 10 August | Opening: 1 August at 7.30pm
Bank Studios, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

What happens when our inner child is exposed as an adult?… Read the rest

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ARTIST RESIDENCYLaunch event: Wed July 30th 2.30 pm
Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane

A selection of artists, academics & curators will reside in the area for week long periods from August to September 2014. The participants have been invited to use the time to explore the area, its unique geography, community and history.… Read the rest