Limk City Gallery of Art re-opens with ‘of de Blacam and Meagher’ exhibition

The first exhibition toshow in the newly refurbished Limerick City Gallery of Art will be of De Blacamand Meagher, which opens today (Thursday) Nov 17 at 7pm.
Commissioned by the IrishArchitecture Foundation, the exhibition represented Ireland at the 12th International ArchitectureExhibition 2010 in Veniceand it will be opened by Merritt Bucholz, Professor of Architecture at UL. Ireland’sparticipation at Venice,and the exhibition’s return to Ireland for this national tour, is aninitiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.This is the last venue in the national tour of Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast,Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork and Dublin City Gallery: The HughLane.
of de Blacam and Meagher examinesthe built and un-built portfolio of the Irish architecture practice, de Blacamand Meagher, over the last 33 years. It was curated by Tom dePaor, PeterMaybury, Alice Casey and Cian Deegan, and commissioned for the VeniceArchitecture Biennale in 2010. The exhibition takes the form of a book unbound,containing volumes of drawings and photographic reproductions from the archive,contemporary photography and readings of the works with commentaries.
The blurb reads: “As both archive and reading room,the space is furnished with items from the de Blacam and Meagher archive.Members of the public are invited to read the work and take it away. Over time,the stacks of paper are depleted, until finally we are left with only thefurnishings. The archive will, in essence, be consumed. Two short films by RuánMagan, one about the installation in Venice,and the other with interviews from the commissioner and curators, will also bedisplayed during the exhibition.”
The new opening hours are Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm; Thurs-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 10am-5pmand Sun, 12-5pm. For information onthe talks programme see www.gallery.limerick.ie and www.irelandatvenice.ie.LCGA is now on Twitter:  @limerickgallery.

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