Limerick City Gallery of Art and city-wide venues
The European Connection: Belonging Exhibition in Limerick will Showcase the Universal Language of Art
‘Belonging’ is a major exhibition from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Art Collection featuring 82 works by European artists, from all 27 countries of the EU. Renowned European artists such as; Paula Rego, Sean Scully, Isabel Nolan, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, and many more will feature in the exhibition.
Belonging will be exhibited in eight locations across Limerick City: The Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Mary Immaculate College, Sailors Home, People’s Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, and the University of Limerick’s Plassey House and Bourn Vincent Gallery.
The exhibition is co-curated by Delphine Munro of the EIB and the Hunt Museum with input from the partner venues. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the Hunt Museum and the people of Limerick as this is the first time the exhibition has been brought to Ireland and outside a capital city. This is a momentous occasion for Ireland, fans of contemporary art, and an opportunity for real cultural discovery for others.
Belonging is linked to the European Expo, a series of exhibitions, seminars, events, and celebrations over the course of 2022 that communicate national and European culture and cooperation. The theme plays on Limerick’s new branding: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace. The Limerick City is very much part of Europe, located on the Atlantic Edge it embraces and wants to reinforce the value of belonging to the EU. The exhibition will offer a very significant European profile to Limerick which will be opened by Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) on February 10th.
The theme of Belonging also coincidently fits perfectly with the French government’s motto for the EU presidency in the first half of 2022 “Recovery, power, belonging”.
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