Dublin’s GPO after the 1916 Easter Rising
Can this possibly end well?
The Little Museum of Dublin writes:
We are delighted to announce a commissioning programme to produce artworks for public exhibit at the Little Museum in 2016. Inviting artists who work in any media, this exciting project will see the museum commission small scale art projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising, intersecting with present-day perspectives on commemoration, remembrance and the function of history as a component of civic awareness.
As a cultural institution whose primary goal is educational, the Little Museum is wary of providing simplistic accounts of the past. The archivist Catriona Crowe has spoken of the need to complicate the narrative during this decade of commemorations. With that in mind, we want to create audacious public interventions that provoke, educate and entertain.
To introduce our commissioning programme, curator Simon O’Connor will host a public information evening in the museum on Thursday 7th August at 6pm. Artists and interested members of the public are invited to attend.