The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection

Thursday 11 February – Sunday 2 October 2016
Robert Ballagh: Third of May – After Goya | The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection | Thursday 11 February  – Sunday 2 October 2016 | Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Taking as its starting point the theme of artistic, social and political flux engendered by the 1916 Rising, the Artist as Witness in Society is a substantial exhibition drawn from the Hugh Lane’s prodigious collection.This exhibition will see galleries one to nine being completely re-hung with a new selection of work offering diverse perspectives on how artists have depicted the changing world around them; how they have engaged with conflict and the liminal in society; and how artists have explored new ways of seeing.The exhibition will include work ranging from the Impressionists, to the Cubist-inspired paintings of Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett dismissed in their own time as ‘artistic malaria’; and to the searing studies of the conflict in Northern Ireland by Rita Donagh and Willie Doherty among others. New acquisitions including A 2007 portrait of the 11 Irish Dunnes Stores strikers by Garrett Phelan and Wall of Death Hell Rider by Brian Duggan will also be exhibited.

Image: Robert Ballagh: Third of May – After Goya
Thursday 11 February – Sunday 2 October 2016
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1
Telephone: + 353 1 222 5550
info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
www.hughlane.ie
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 10.00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18:00
Thursday 10.00 - 18:00
Friday 10.00 - 17:00
Saturday 10.00 - 17:00
Sunday 11.00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

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