Included in the festival will be a major temporary sculpture exhibition, music events, a satellite exhibition and walking tours held during May to September.
Internationally acclaimed artists Aleana Egan (IRL), Daniel Gustav Cramer (DE) and Eva Rothschild (IRL), will present temporary sculpture works and a satellite exhibition which will activate Merrion Square and its institutions.
This iconic Georgian square has an interesting past, including close ties to significant figures in Irish literary and political life such as Oscar Wilde, W.B Yeats, Daniel O'Connell and Bram Stoker.
Vestibule is an architectural term which typically refers to a small room or hallway between an entrance and the interior of the building or house. The vestibule acts as an ante-chamber between the exterior and the interior structure, between city and nature- a space in which to consider and reflect. Merrion Square is a democratic natural space within the city, which allows for the freedom of movement and play. It is an enclosed site that acts as a gallery but also as an apolitical sphere open to possibilities.
Two of the artists whose work will feature in the commissioned temporary sculpture and events programme that comprises Vestibule, Aleana Egan and Eva Rothschild, are rising stars of the Irish contemporary arts scene, while Daniel Gustav Cramer is a German artist who has gained an international reputation and garnered awards for his photography and installation pieces.
Vestibule is being curated by Aoife Tunney.