On Beauty

Saturday 12 December 2015 – Saturday 6 February 2016
Bridget O’Gorman: Gilt, 126 hand gilded butterflies, wood, glass, 2012 | On Beauty | Saturday 12 December 2015  – Saturday 6 February 2016 | Roscommon Arts Centre

Andrew Carson | Danika Casey | Padraig Cunningham | Naomi Draper | Steven Maybury | Susan Mannion | Niamh O’Doherty | Bridget O’Gorman • Curated by Linda Shevlin

As a reaction to the generic Christmas open exhibition,  ‘On Beauty’ will present a survey of ideas about beauty and related concepts, questioning the value of aesthetic experience and the variety of aesthetic attitudes.

The traditional interest in beauty itself broadened in the eighteenth century to include the sublime. Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry and in its wake Kant’s Critique of Judgment each consistently distinguished the sublime from the beautiful, treating both categories as forms of ‘taste’, that is to say of aesthetic experience.  This exhibition endeavours to cultivate a perspective on ideas of transcendence, particularly in connection with modes of the sublime that seek to denigrate or repress human experience and the unsettling otherness of the unconscious.

Opening hours: Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm

Sat: 2- 5pm (on performance days only)

Image:

Bridget O’Gorman: Gilt126 hand gilded butterflies, wood, glass, 2012

Saturday 12 December 2015 – Saturday 6 February 2016
Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road
Roscommon Town
Telephone: +353 90 6625824
artscentre@roscommoncoco.ie
www.roscommonartscentre.ie
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Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 2pm - 5pm, on performance days only

Admission / price: As per event

 
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