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Gallery: Dublin Contemporary 2011

The visual arts exhibition launched last night and runs in a range of Dublin venues until the end of October.

The Green Coffin Thomas Hirschhorn, one of the exibits at DubCon 2011.
The Green Coffin Thomas Hirschhorn, one of the exibits at DubCon 2011.

A NEW VISUAL arts exhibition has opened in Dublin which features over 90 artists from five continents.

Dublin Contemporary 2011 includes a range of talks, tours and special events in conjunction with a wide range of exhibits.

Four main galleries are participating in the event – the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the Hugh Lane, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Royal Hibernian Academy – and a major exhibition called The Office of Non-Compliance is housed in Earlsfort Terrace. The Iveagh Gardens are being transformed into a sculpture garden throughout the six-week event.

Meanwhile, out on the city’s streets, artist Katie Holten has been leaving a series of hand-painted ceramic tiles bearing lines from On The Nature of Things by Lucretius. Here’s a map of their locations.

The exhibition is running until 31 October and more information about the events, venues and tickets can be found on the official DubCon 2011 website.

Here’s just a little of what to expect in Dublin Contemporary 2011:

Gallery: Dublin Contemporary 2011
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    Nedko Solakov, A Beauty 4, 2001. Courtesy of Galleria Massimo Minini.
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    Bob Geldof with curators Jota Castro and Minister Jimmy Deenihan at last night's launch. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    Bob Geldoff examines 'For all Mankind 2011' by artist Mark Clare at the DubCon 2011 launch. Image: Marc O'Sullivan
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    Patrick Hamilton, Machetes Construction, 2011. Courtesy of González y González Gallery and Baró Gallery.
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    Thomas Hirschhorn, The Green Coffin, 2006. Courtesy of Galleria Alfonso Artiaco.
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    Wang Du, Le Berceau (The Cradle), 2007. Courtesy of Galerie Laurent Godin
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    Image: Peter Fingleton
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    Image: Peter Fingleton
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    The launch at Earlsford Terrace. Image: Peter Fingleton

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