Unfortunately time’s run away from me this week (orientation! term starting! sabbatical starting! a bajazillion launches! trip to the US! I’m writing this from Terminal 2!) the weekly update will resume next week.
In the meantime… Dublin Contemporary. It’s everywhere, it’s massive, and you can’t turn on the telly or open a newspaper this week without catching a glimpse of its inky eye, drawing you in like a big black hole o’art. I thought it hugely impressive + ambitious + crazy + fun + fascinating + am so glad it’s turned out magnificently. The bumpy road to realisation’s been no secret, but the curators and the staff have done an outstanding job in transforming Earlsfort Terrace into an unmissable art event. I won’t get a chance to visit satellite shows in the NGI, HL, RHA, etc. until next week, but reports are the solo/group shows are tremendous.
Just go. And give yourself lots and lots of time — I was there for almost 12 hours on Monday and *still* have to go back to take in the video pieces.