Creating History – exhibition & a tour Thursday 15th December
Creating History is a superb exhibition and is the National Gallery of Ireland’s principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. For reasons of space constraints however, it has a surprisingly short run, having just opened recently on Tuesday 11 October and running only to 15th January . It’s showing in the Beit Wing Galleries, with admission free. Entrance is of course via the Millennium Wing, with doors on Clare St.
The exhibition, subtitled “Stories of Ireland in Art” is a clever one. It uses over 50 works to illuminate Irish history from the Battle of Kinsale to the Irish Free State, while at the same time making us keenly aware that none of these artworks are, nor ever were, neutral documents of some imaginary, impartial eye witness. The view of history presented by each is of course determined by political viewpoints. In presenting such versions of Ireland’s history (for…
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