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‘2° C’ is an artists’ response to climate change, curated by Olivier Cornet with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland.

First Presented at VUE Contemporary Art Fair (RHA Dublin) in early November 2017, the show runs at the Olivier Cornet Gallery from 17th December 2017 to 15th February 2018. The exhibition at the gallery will feature more work than in its initial presentation at VUE.

ArtistsANNIKA BERGLUND, HUGH CUMMINS, JOHN FITZSIMONS, JORDI FORNIES, CLAIRE HALPIN, EOIN MAC LOCHLAINN, MIRIAM MCCONNON, YANNY PETTERS, KELLY RATCHFORD, FREDA RUPP, AISLING CONROY, DAVID FOX, PAUL JAMES KEARNEY, SHEILA NAUGHTON, and VICKY SMITH.

Official opening: Sunday, 17th December, 3pm, Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Guest Speaker:Dr Jonathan Derham BSc, PhD, MA(Mgt), Programme Manager, Evidence & Assessment Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), Ireland.

Click here to see an online catalogue of the work.

When first presented at VUE 2017, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair, which took place at the RHA Gallery, Dublin 2 from November 2 to November 5 2017, the exhibition received a lot of attention from the numerous visitors to the fair.

If you were not able to attend the fair, do not miss this second edition of ‘2° C’ which includes more works and which will be complemented by workshops and seminars in collaboration with the artists and the EPA at the gallery in Januray and February 2018.

“Olivier Cornet has a knack for curating good thematic shows, allowing artists to affiliate their work to a subject – in this case climate change – without distorting their customary practices. Here he elicits thoughtful, nuanced responses from a number of fine artists including Jordi Fornies, Claire Halpin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Yanny Petters, Freda Rupp, Aisling Conroy, Vicky Smith and more.”

-Aidan Dunne, ‘The Take, Critic’s Choice’, The Irish Times Ticket, Saturday, 16th December 2017. Also published online in ‘The Best Exhibitions This week‘ on 15th December 2017. Thanking Aidan Dunne and The Irish Times for this great review.

 

Featured image: Other World (The Only Thing to Sphere is Sphere Itself), 2017; acrylic and nylon thread on wood.