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Alibhe Ni Bhrian, George Bolster Colin Crotty and Fiona Kelly selected for The Space We Occupy, curated by Miranda Driscoll.
IRISH ARTS CENTER PRESENTS THE SPACE WE OCCUPY, THE INAUGURAL VISUAL ART EXHIBITION IN THE ORGANIZATION’S NEW BUILDING,
DECEMBER 8, 2021-MAY 22, 2022
The Space We Occupy, Curated by Miranda Driscoll—the First Curator-in-Residence in Irish Arts Center’s Organization’s Just-Launched Rotating Program—Features Work from George Bolster, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Neil Carroll, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, and Fiona Kelly
Multi-Media Activation of the Public Realms of 726 11th Avenue Marks the Opening of the New Irish Arts Center and Invites the Viewer to Consider the Space We Occupy During Our Short Time on Earth
Irish Arts Center (IAC), based in New York City and renowned for presenting dynamic, inspiring, collaborative experiences of the evolving arts and culture of Ireland and Irish America in an environment of warm Irish hospitality, presents The Space We Occupy, an exhibition featuring George Bolster, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Neil Carroll, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, and Fiona Kelly. On view from December 8, 2021-May 22, 2022 (with an Artist Talk March 30, 6pm ET), The Space We Occupy represents two significant firsts for the organization: the debut exhibition in its new building—which significantly expands Irish Arts Center’s capacity for displaying visual art—and the first under its just-launched Curator-in-Residence initiative. Curated by inaugural resident Miranda Driscoll (executive director of Solas Nua, Washington, D.C., and former director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cork) the exhibit’s six artists represent the breadth and depth of contemporary Irish visual arts. Here, they use installation, photography, print and drawing, as well as paint and plaster—the physical materials of the building’s renovation—to mark its momentous opening. The viewer is invited to explore all four floors of the building to experience the works. December visiting hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm, Thursdays, Fridays from 6:30pm to 8pm; Saturdays from 1pm to 8pm (starting December 13), and Sundays from 5:30pm to 8pm. The exhibition will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.