Thus, C2 includes devoted, but lesser-known, painters of cityscapes, landscapes and naïf scenes, alongside the major established names in contemporary art in Cork. Sound art, video and installation works are all represented, as is a strong element of the welded steel tradition (and its successors), still providing an important reference point for the visual arts in both city and county. Wood-engraving is not forgotten, nor the art of fine lettering.

The exhibition, as installed in both the historic and contemporary exhibition galleries of the Crawford, is intended to suggest a possible ‘permanent collection’ of a regional art museum, and also to reflect the transient but vibrant nature of temporary exhibitions. This enormous range of artworks – the creation of more than 160 artists – gathered together in one book, provides an invaluable introduction to the talent and energy behind the visual arts in Cork.

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ISBN/EAN 9780948037160
Author John O'Regan
Publisher Gandon
Publication date 7 Jan 2005
Format Paperback
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C2: Contemporary Art from Cork

John O'Regan

Launching the visual arts programme for Cork’s year as European Capital of Culture, this vast exhibition held at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery succeeded in reflecting the contemporary art scene in Cork, while encompassing a range of practices sometimes overlooked in more mainstream exhibitions.

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