Artists Talk on The Museum of August Destiny, Pearse Museum, Dublin 16

Saturday 7 January, 12 pm
Pearse Museum, St Enda’s, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Artists featured in the commissioned exhibition The Museum of August Destiny (currently on show at the Pearse Museum until 8 January) will speak on the relationship between contemporary art and commemoration, and their work over the past year in the context of the 1916 centenary. The artists’ talk will be moderated by the exhibition curator Emily Mark-FitzGerald (UCD).

‘The Museum of August Destiny’ has commissioned six contemporary artists (Aideen Barry, Mark Clare, Amanda Coogan, Anthony Haughey, Dragama Jurisic, Sarah Pierce) to respond to six visions of Ireland’s ‘august destiny’ as set out in the Proclamation. In re-scaling and re-configuring the vision of 1916 in a capsule museum, ‘The Museum of August Destiny’ invites reflection on the act of commemoration itself and its industries, and declares its own vision of a past aimed at future publics.

Initiated and first exhibited by Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, summer 2016; on view at the Pearse Museum until 8 January

All welcome – admission is free, but but booking is advised on
T: 01 4934208, E: pearsemuseum@opw.ie
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