The moderns

In a room at the end of a long corridor, Louis le Brocquy’s ghostly heads meet one of Francis Bacon’s twisted bodies, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s mammoth Modernist exhibition comes to a much-needed climax. It’s an exhilarating confrontation. As le Brocquy...

Alice Maher – Cell

A re-making of a sculpture first produced for a show at Kilmainham Jail in 1991, this giant ball of still-green brambles fills the room with the smell of fresh-cut ditches. It barely fits the space, a confined bundle of energy, prickly determination and unexpected...

200 words: on Rivane Neuenschwander at IMMA

This Brazilian conceptualist likes to amplify the potential for magic in everyday life. Whether in a series of glue rings left to materialise as they get grubby on the gallery floor or in her film The Tenant, in which a soap bubble silently “explores” an empty house,...

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