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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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adiArts and Disability Connect is a new scheme designed to support artists with disabilities to make new and ambitious work.

In this first year of the awards, seven artists have been awarded €25,000 under three strands: New Work, Mentoring and Training.… Read the rest

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September 22, 2014 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm ( Repeating Weekly on Tue, Wed, Thu, until October 24, 2014 )
September 22, 2014 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

appendixSeptember 22nd – October 24th 2014
‘There is no smoke without fire’, watercolour on paper, 2014
Venue: deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock, Co.… Read the rest

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September 25, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until September 30, 2014 )
September 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

exhibitionHuman Emotion
Curated by Tony Strickland
25 – 30 September | Opening: 25 September at 6pm
Gallery 27, 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
Opening hours: 11am – 5.30pm

Belarus artist, Evgenia Espinoza returns to Gallery 27 to showcase a new collection of her portraits dealing with human emotion.… Read the rest

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September 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm ( Repeating Weekly on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, until October 12, 2014 )
September 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Brid Egan126 Artist Run Gallery © Kerry Guinan and Engage Art Studios are delighted to present the Annual Engage Members Exhibition opening on Galway Cuture Night 2014.… Read the rest

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September 20, 2014 ( Repeating Daily, until October 04, 2014 )
September 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

yvonne-henry20 September – 4 October | Opening: 20 September at 3pm
Teach Bán Art Gallery, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo
Open daily 11 am to 4pm.… Read the rest

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siriusSirius Arts Centre has announced that Miranda Driscoll has been appointed to fill the position of Artistic Director. Miranda has established a national reputation as a multi-disciplinary cultural producer, venue programmer, educator, photographer and is the director and co-founder of the Joinery art space in Dublin. Her broad ranging curatorial practice has an emphasis on the event, cross-disciplinary collaboration, improvisation and ideas around community, be it geographical or ideological.… Read the rest

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China Minsheng Bank / Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum / International Association of Art Critics / Royal College of Art

Deadline 15th October, 2014
Application fee: none

These new annual International Awards for Art Criticism are open to candidates from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held between 1 January and 30 September 2014.… Read the rest

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Fechas: 6, 7 y 8 de noviembre de 2014
Lugar: Madrid, Auditorio Sabatini del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

El Congreso Internacional ARTE POLÍTICO tiene como objetivo debatir y definir, en la medida
de lo posible, el concepto “Arte Político”.

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What is the role of art criticism in a global environment? What new approaches can we suggest? And what methodologies do we need to develop, to deal with the diversities of expression and the complexities of the contemporary art world?… Read the rest

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September 5, 2014 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ( Repeating Daily, until September 27, 2014 )
September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

exhibitionGalway Arts Centre will begin its Autumn programme with ‘The Ghost in the Machine’, featuring new work by artists Aideen Doran and Marianne Keating.… Read the rest