Sunday, February 7, 2010

Re:Public at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios - Mick Wilson Happening in the Window.

Just after news about some drastic Arts Council Cuts to Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (as well as shocking cuts to other Arts Organisations, for example our only Clown-based theatre company Barabbas - how can this be?), Mick Wilson (Dean of Gradcam), gives his scheduled talk "Dead Public 1" on Death, Politics, and Public-ness in the window of the Gallery, on the set of "Re:Public" (curated by Daniel Jewesbury). Outside the gallery window, the random public, as you can see from these images, including a few Italian rugby supporters, are rather intrigued by Mick's audience, a "public" on tiered seating on display in the gallery window. What's to become of us? A good kick off to Gradcam Conference "arts research: publics and purposes" throughout Dublin, click here for more info. Among the bewildering line-up of talks and events by a myriad of interesting artists, I'm looking forward to the Dublin Bikes extravaganza - Aisling O'Beirn's "Boom or bust by bike: an alternative city tour" - and to Sylvia Loeffler's 'Dead Public 2' talk on Dublin Graffiti: "Mapping the Blind Spots: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Visual Waste Products in Public Urban Space' next Friday... (& a lot a lot more, just haven't digested it all yet - it's Sunday. Better hurry up though, as it's booking out).

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