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Dramatising the end of the world

Caitlin Kawalek reviews Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at the Gate Theatre, on show until March 26

Despite the comedic tilt of Danya Taymor’s Endgame, nobody laughed at Hamm’s heavy declaration: “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.” The performance tightroped between humour and austerity, carefully depicting the concurrent self-pacification and dread of humanity post-catastrophe

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Direct Provision operator ‘Aramark’ at the National Gallery

Caroline Costello discusses key issues with Aramark being awarded the café contract at the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) has recently awarded its catering contract to the American corporation, Aramark, which provides food, facilities and uniform services to various industries. This company earned $16 billion in revenue alone during 2019, several million euros

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Revising the past to write a new Irish history

James Mahon examines Fintan O’Toole’s new book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958

Fintan O’Toole, in his most recent book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958, proposes a drastic, new way of approaching Irish history. Part historical account and part personal memoir, O’Toole subverts the structured rigidity of

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Scampolo! at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Ava Chapman discusses Eric N. Mack’s exhibition in Trinity

Trinity’s on-campus contemporary art gallery, The Douglas Hyde, is hosting Eric N. Mack’s first solo exhibition, Scampolo!, until May 29 2022. Mack is an American artist whose work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Serpentine Gallery

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Sunday Longread: Vicky Smith’s complex portrayal of womanhood

Ciarán Drohan discusses Vicky Smith’s exhibit The Cold Bark Against My Back curated at the Olivier Cornet Contemporary Gallery

On a first visit to the Olivier Cornet Contemporary Gallery, it is immediately impressive. Facilitated by its large windows, it is a bright open space that invokes a grander scale than this single room in a Georgian town house, normally

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Reading between the lines: Alice Rekab’s Project at the Douglas Hyde

Caitlin Kawalek explores the multi-platform Family Lines Project at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

The centrepiece of the online page for Alice Rekab’s multi-platform Family Lines Project at the Douglas Hyde Gallery is a composite artwork that combines images of individuals with trees, animals, traditional African sculpture, and digital drawings. Its most prominent feature

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In Conversation with Paul Hallahan

Oona Kauppi sits down with artist Paul Hallahan to discuss his new exhibit at Hang Tough Contemporary, Words as Colour Not Language, closing on Sunday 20 March

When I say that Paul Hallahan’s works are arresting, what I mean is that I walked past the gallery showing his work – Hang Tough Contemporary – and could not take my eyes away. The painting that had attracted my …

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Modern Irish art takes centre stage in Paris

Caroline Costello guides us through the new initiative set by the Department of Foreign Affairs to showcase and repair the Irish art and culture section

From museums and galleries closing, to concerts cancelled and attempts to move events online, the arts and culture sector was one of the most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following two years of on-again off-again lockdowns, this impact on the

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Rediscover Christ in a new light

Ella Sloane discusses Christ and His Cousin: Renaissance Rediscoveries with curator Dr Aoife Brady at the National Gallery of Ireland

Running until 8 May 2022 with free admissions, Christ and His Cousin: Renaissance Rediscoveries offers its viewers a unique “window into the past”, and is rife with symbolism recognisable to any Renaissance expert, or lover. The exhibition consists of eight