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Dublin Biennial 2012 - International Art Exhibition

DUBLIN JUNE 15th - JUNE 24th
The Dublin Biennial POP-UP, is an International Contemporary Art Exhibition featuring 55 International and National Artists. The Exhibition will be showcased at The Point Village, and will run from June 15th - June 24th, with a Gala opening on Bloomsday, June 16th.

Through an open submission call, Artists worldwide were invited to participate in this Inaugural Dublin Pop Up Biennial. The 55 International Artists exhibiting represent 20 countries, Austria, Armenia, Brazil, Croatia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the USA.  

Among the International artists participating will be Yoko Ono (USA)
and Brazilian Artist Christina Oiticica.
For the Inaugural Biennial, Yoko Ono will present her "Wish Tree For Ireland" installation along with a video. The "Wish Tree For Ireland" is an invitation to all,
to place personal wishes on her tree during the exhibition. The wises are then transferred to The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland, and will become part
of her 1,000,000 wishes project. Yoko Ono is an artist whose thought provoking works have challenged peoples' understanding of art and the world around them for many decades. From the beginning of her career she was a Conceptualist whose work encompassed performance, instructions, film, music, and writing.

Brazilian Artist Christina Oiticica - is known for her 'non-concretist' Land-Eco
art technique of combining paintings with the earth and the elements.  
Using the earth as foundation matter, Oiticica 'buries' her work in the earth
for up to a year - the paintings, when unearthed, reveal the indelible marks
contributed by nature to her works. She has buried her canvases in the
Amazon rain forest of Brazil, the Sacred Valley of Ganespurs in India and along the route to Santiago de Compostela. Ms. Oiticica will install "Heart of the Earth", a site specific piece for The Dublin Biennial.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the full list of participating artists along with a schedule of events

The Dublin Biennial, co-hosted with Sol Art Gallery, will be housed
at the Point Village, in a 10,000 sq. foot space generously donated
by Point Village Property.  

In addition to the Gallery space, the Biennial will present Film Screenings
at The Odeon Cinema Point Village along with daily performances and
discussion groups in the 'POP-UP' performance space in the Gallery.  

The Exhibition is open daily from 12-8pm and admission is free.
The Dublin Biennial Pop-Up is funded by the participating artists and all work
to date and so-forth has been carried out on a volunteer basis.
Press and advertising support for this project is provided by Failte Ireland
and Dublin City Arts Council.

The Dublin Biennial supports the Charity organization "Make A Wish Foundation"
and The Dublin Biennial will host a Silent Auction of artworks in aid of this Charity on June 23rd 6-9pm

Tickets for this event will be available during the Exhibition
or by contacting us at info@dublinbiennial.com
or calling 086-1727285.

Yoko Ono Wish Tree Moma
Dublin Biennial Pop-Up 2012 Wish Tree

"My Wish Is to give people
that have No food some food"
Ashlee, age 5, Dublin

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