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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BERLIN (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the Germen city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.… Read the rest

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DraganaJurisic_Untitled3_YU_TheLostCountry_Cprint_50x50cm_2013Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and the Arts Council have announceed Dublin-based photographic artist Dragana Jurisic as the recipient of the eighth annual Emerging Visual Artist Award.

As a joint initiative between the three organisations, the award’s aim is to recognise and support the development of promising and committed visual artists in Ireland.… Read the rest

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markcullenMandala – As within, so without
Mark Cullen
O’Brien Science Hub, UCD

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

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LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in Shanghai later this month.… Read the rest

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Don't worry, the white dog with the pink leg is supposed to be there, as are the bees, fake snow and rocks floating on water.
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2658_CreativeEurope_Logo_NIreland_RGB_LR_AW-350x200Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland Funding Information Seminars

Free Information Seminar on Creative Europe – MEDIA funding

Thursday 4 December 2014, 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Booking essential
Millennium Forum, Derry / Londonderry, BT48 6EB

Full details and booking here:

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The AGM of AICA Ireland will take place on

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

in Visual Artists Ireland’s Offices, Central Hotel Chambers, 5/9 Dame Court at 5:30pm.

The Agenda will be to receive the financial statement of the organisation and the directors report.… Read the rest

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tloz-logoSeminar: 21 – 22 Nov, Crawford Art Gallery

Exhibition: 24 Nov – 6 Dec, Crawford Art Gallery

An international Seminar and Exhibition examining art in a recession and the changing face of artistic production which will commence with the Seminar in the Crawford Art Gallery on Friday, November 21st.… Read the rest

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Locis_Logo_SmallThe Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014

Locis is an artist in residence programme of Leitrim County Council Arts Office; the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland; and Residence Botkyrka, Sweden designed to provide knowledge, resources and opportunities for artists to engage internationally.… Read the rest