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The Shrinking Universe


  • TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Culture Ireland.
Curator: Mary Cremin.
Exhibitor: Eva Rothschild.

Description

The Shrinking Universe is an ambitious sculpture exhibition that sees Eva Rothschild moving into a terrain that is both authoritative and urgent, reflecting the current political crisis. Rothschild’s use of materials references urban dystrophy; the drifts of discarded objects allude to our consumer culture and lifestyles that adversely contribute to environmental damage. Graffitied boulders mimic border and urban defences, insinuating future ruins. This scene is juxtaposed with references to classical ruins of the past, reminders of utopian ideologies of both the ancient and modern worlds.


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