Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Baconís Studio
28 February - 19 May 2013 at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels -†a key event†of the culture programme on the occasion of Irelandís Presidency of the European Union supported by Culture Ireland
Dorothy Cross, Parachute, 2005, Dimensions variable, Parachute and gannet, Purchase, 2005, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art
Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Baconís Studio draws on the impressive collections of Irelandís two leading institutions for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. This ambitious exhibition brings together the work of 20 contemporary Irish artists who have made significant contributions to art practice since 2000 and a fascinating exhibition of materials and unfinished paintings from the studio of Francis Bacon, one of the most important artists of our time.
Changing States presents works ranging across painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video-art and new media. Featured artists include Orla Barry, Gerard Byrne, Nina Canell, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Fergus Feehily, John Gerrard, Patrick Graham, Katie Holten, Brian Maguire, Alice Maher, Martin & Hobbs, Niamh McCann, William McKeown, Richard Mosse, Gavin Murphy, Alan Phelan, Garrett Phelan, Eva Rothschild and Paul Seawright.
The exhibition also presents Francis Baconís Studio, offering a fascinating insight into the creative process and working methods of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Francis Baconís Studio was faithfully relocated to the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and opened to the public in 2001.
A fully-illustrated catalogue, with essays by Barbara Dawson, Director, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Luke Gibbons, Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies, National University of Ireland, Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemusuem, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Annie Fletcher, Curator, Van Abbemusuem, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, Irish Museum of Modern Art, accompanies the exhibition. Price €24.90. Please click†here†to buy the catalogue online.
Visitor Information: Address: BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels
Opening hours: Tuesdays Ė Sundays: 10.00am Ė 6.00pm Thursday: 10.00am Ė 9.00pm
Tickets: € 6.00: Changing States € 18.00: Changing States + Antoine Watteau + Neo Rauch
Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Baconís Studio s presented as part of the programme of visual arts events celebrating Irelandís Presidency of the European Union and is supported by Culture Ireland.