Dublin’s largest International Contemporary Art Exhibition featuring 55 artists from 20 countries
This is the 2nd edition of the Dublin Biennial Pop-
This year 55 Artists were selected to exhibit representing 21 countries: Australia, Armenia, Brazil, Bolivia, China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Iran, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, and the USA. Irish artists presenting this year will include Andrew Duggan, Hole, Meadhbh O’Connor, Biosphere, Belinda Loftus, The Wood and the Trees, Rachel Joynt, Saltway Series, Catriona McLoughlin, forget-
International artists Included are Sonia Falcone (Bolivia), Gavin Turk, (UK) who were both recently represented at the 55 th International Venice Biennale, Italian artist Carlo Gavazzeni Ricordi, (54 th International Venice Biennale), Brazilian Artist Christina Oiticica, German artists Deva Wolfram and Karla Sachse, American Artists, David Orr, Blinn Jacobs, and Chinese artist XinXin Zui.
Sonia Falcone’s installation Campo de Color is certain to be one of the main attractions at this year’s show. Featured at the Latin American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Campo de Color proved to be a ‘sensational’ attraction. The work, which comprises 300 clay plates piled high with spices and pigments, spreads out like a vast landscape of sensation. A visual feast provoking synesthetic perception, Campo de Color evokes time, place, memory, ‘the ephemeral nature of sensory pleasure and ultimately the fleeting nature of life itself.’ (The Art Newspaper)
Gavin Turk is a British born, International artist best known for ‘re-
Other highlights at the exhibition include: Brazilian artist Christina Oiticica who will install a site-
German artist Karla Sachse will present Baskets of Experience for Dublin. Sachse weaves baskets and organic shapes out of newspapers. Her objects are interwoven with the local daily news stories, each piece relates to the place where it is woven. Passers-
German Botanist and artist Deva Wolfram will prepare her Wild Plant Buffet for the Biennial’s Solstice party on June 21 st. Wolfram’s botanical research focuses on the City, where she sees an increase of unusually rich wild flora. Due to climatic changes, contamination and industrial farming in the countryside, cities now offer a refuge to many short-
As part of her preparation for the Dublin Biennial Wild Plant Buffet, Ms. Wolfram will conduct workshops and forage Dublin for native wildlife plants. She will be joined by Niall O’Sullivan, Head Chef at Isobel’s Restaurant and Founder of Nádúr Collective, Niall will present ‘a taste’ from the wild side.