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Dublin Art Fair 2008
Conceived by Art Irelands Maria McMenamin,
the inaugural 4-day Dublin Art Fair (2008) plays host to almost 60 leading
international and Irish galleries
- such as, Gormley Fine Art, Green Lane Gallery, Warren Gallery, Solo
Arte, Stark Gallery, Tallantyre Gallery and Monster Truck Gallery - and
upwards of 1,000 works of art by both established contemporary artists
as well as the latest generation of emerging art stars.
The Preview Evening (invite-only) will take place on Thursday 11th Sept, followed by three days of public viewing: Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Sept.
One of the most interesting features of the event is "Project Platform", a special area of the exhibition devoted to supporting the careers of emerging and upcoming artists. This space has been allocated to four non-commercial Dublin based studios, including Monster Truck Studio & Galleries who will be hosting a multi-disciplinary installation by their Norwegian artist in residence, Magnihild Opdol. Another participant in "Project Platform" will be Dublin-born artist, Oisin Byrne, whose origami installation is designed for viewing at ground level. The names of other artists involved will be announced shortly.
Another innovative area of the show profiling up-and-coming contemporary Irish artists is "Curators Space", which presents a selection of works chosen by rising art curator Padraic E. Moore.
Dublin Art Fair 2008 Opening Hours
Thurs 11 September......18.0021.00
General Admission (3 Day)....15 euro
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