Making Ireland Modern

Making Ireland Modern



Making Ireland Modern pavilion/exhibition at Galway, Cork and Dublin, designed and curated by Gary Boyd and John McLaughlin.

Spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916-2016 and constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts Making Ireland Modern explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. Originating as the Irish pavilion for the Venice architectural biennale 2014, the pavilion’s tour of Ireland forms one of the main strands of art: 2016, the Arts Council of Ireland’s response to the centenary of the Easter Uprising. The pavilion was a major feature of the visual arts programme at the Galway International Festival in July, relocated to St. Peter’s Cork for the month of September, and opens in the Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin on the 13th October. A symposium, Concrete Logic (supported by the ARUP Foundation) investigating the technology and culture of concrete architecture in twentieth-century Ireland and beyond concludes the exhibition on the 12th November.

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