Dubliners were promised a sustainable city, with underground public transport and ‘world class’ public spaces. They got severe homelessness, traffic-choked suburbs, and a city with nobody in charge. Will economic recovery make the capital work better?
Paintings from National Portrait Gallery in London come to city for first time since 1998
The Dublin-based artist will represent Ireland at next year 57th Biennale by exploring the idea of “national representation at Venice as an alternative site of the state”
The arts centre has had a chequered, nomadic history but things are looking up
The artist says he coped fine with the death of both his parents in Auschwitz – but does his modus operandi suggest otherwise?
Gráinne Hassett has designed key structures at the Calais migrant camp, including a women and children’s centre. Their destruction would impoverish its people even more
Harry Clarke and Richard King created profoundly questioning work
Amie Siegel’s essay films are full of ideas, and Eddie Kennedy’s paintings are informed by Mayo
We need to replace rolling Sky News in public places with magical, unexpected moments
The British-Nigerian artist’s colourful sculptures explore postcolonial identity
Three exhibitions showcase different aspects of modern painting to great effect
The powerful, disturbing work of the Dutch painter, who died 500 years ago, tells us a great deal about the anxieties of his time
Two views of the Rising and the Ireland it helped to create
‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony’ bought by Missouri museum in 1935 but later thought to have been by student of Bosch
Lynch’s Venice Biennale exhibition, now on tour, is quite an achievement
Prize funded by Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Hibernian Academy and ‘Irish Times’
A clash of cultures makes for a powerful show
The characters Rennick paints are deluded but she refuses to ridicule them; and exhibitions by Julie Merriman and Maeve McCarthy have plenty to recommend them
The wonders and mysteries of the empirical world become jumping-off points for an aesthetic voyage in Grace Weir’s retrospective show 3 Different Nights Recurring
Grafton Architects, the Irish team behind the spectacular University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, wanted to create a building that was ‘specific to this unique place on earth’
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