Current Exhibitions at the Hugh Lane
Dublin Divided: September 1913
Continues to 2 February 2014
Dublin Divided: September 1913 marks the centenary of the Dublin Lockout of 1913, a momentous showdown between organised labour led by James Larkin, founder of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, and Dublin’s capitalist entrepreneurs represented by the leading business magnate, William Martin Murphy. Against this backdrop of bitter class conflicts and the rise of organised labour, the debacle continued regarding the establishment of a permanent Gallery to house the art collection first offered to Dublin by Hugh Lane in 1904. The Gallery’s collection contains many portraits of the key individuals who were active in the Lockout as well as works by artists who became involved in the dispute, including William Orpen and George Russell (AE). The exhibition features evocative images that depict life in Dublin in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. It includes paintings, sculptures and drawings by John Lavery, Sarah Purser, John and Jack B. Yeats, Casimir Markievicz, Auguste Rodin, Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Maurice MacGonigal and Louis le Brocquy.
Sleepwalkers: Jim Ricks – Bubblewrap Game: Hugh Lane
Continues to 19 January 2014
Jim Ricks’s installation for the Sleepwalkers series, Bubblewrap Game: Hugh Lane, presents a diverse collection of objects – including works from The Hugh Lane’s collection, borrowed works and flea-market kitsch – all displayed on an equal level. The artist makes no judgment on the respective cultural, aesthetic, historical or market worth of each object. Here Ricks reflects his ongoing interest in ideas about the symbolic and monetary value of property. Jim Ricks utilises appropriation (the use of pre-existing objects or images which challenges ownership and authorship) and this combination of diverse objects to create new meanings can be seen as a form of collage.
ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITIONS IS FREE
Sleepwalkers: Gavin Murphy, February to May 2014
Sleepwalkers: Linda Quinlan, May to September 2014
Eva Rothschild, May to September 2014
Touring: Sleepwalkers: Sean Lynch, Modern Art Oxford, 14 February to 23 March 2014
Francis Bacon’s Studio
Sean Scully Gallery
Stained Glass Room