The Republic of Taste - democracy, ideological landscapes and public commemorative art
Friday, July 27, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Republic of Taste
Friday 27th 2pm to 4pm at the LAB, Dublin
Hosted by Art in the Contemporary World MA students, Grainne Finn, Avril Dowling and Barry Kehoe, this workshop invites participants to look at spatial formulations of democracy, ideological landscapes and public commemorative art, the “aesthetic arm” of the state will be explored via a discussion of the following questions:
- To what extent is commemorative art based on imagined consensus?
- To what extent does the built environment operate in the service of the financial system?
- What is the task of public art on those terms?
- In the context of the 1916 centenary, what are the possibilities for commemorative public art that negotiates the tensions between revolution, public memory and the disavowal of violence?
Advance reading material will be emailed to interested participants.
There is also the option to take a 1916 tour of Dublin on the morning. Meet at the International Bar at 11.15am. The tour costs 10 euro payable directly to the guide.