As eu2013.ie reaches its halfway point, we've also reached the halfway point of the cultural programme. Here are some of the events taking place across the country and beyond over Easter.
The United States of Europe Project 7 – 31st March
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
United States of Europe (USE) presents various reflections on European identity through Artist interpretations - photos, multimedia, video and other installations; sociological studies; a real time interactive laboratory; related conversation events. The project’s last day is Easter Sunday so only a few more days left to catch it. Find more detaills here.
Contemporary Irish: Neither Here Nor There 30th March – 28th April
Starting Easter Saturday, this project is a unique exhibition, highlighting the diverse cultural impact of 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to Berlin over the last 20 years, curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O'Donoghue.
A European Canvas – Painting Exhibition, 26th March – 5th April
EU House, Dublin
A recently opened exhibition celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU – entitled “A European Canvas.” The twenty five paintings on view are not all from continental Europe but are a visual reflection of our place in Europe. This is a Dublin Painting and Sketching Club curated exhibition and has adopted a European theme for its 135th Exhibition.
Programme of Irish documentaries & Irish short films, 15th March – 30th April
A programme of contemporary Irish documentaries will expose European audiences to a distinctly Irish perspective on recent experience. The programme will draw on the wealth of new theatrical documentaries (such as His and Hers, Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, The Pipe, Dreamtime, Revisited) to present a multi-faceted portrait of a small island nation which has long fascinated our European neighbours.
Liquid Art Residency, 1st March – 18th June
And finally, take a look at what the Liquid Art team have been getting up to on their residency as part of the EU Partnership Project Scheme. This project will bring together local and European artists during a residency period that will result in peer-to-peer learning and 'hot housing' of ideas.