ev+a 2008 Various venues, Limerick www.eva.ie 061-318240
Now in its 32nd year, ev+a draws 44 artists to Limerick, this time at the selection and invitation of Chinese curator Hou Hanru. Hanru divides his time between Paris and San Francisco, so perhaps it’s hardly surprising that he has come up with Too Early for Vacation, with its accompanying ideas of travel and escape, as a title and loose theme for this year’s exhibition.
Presented across venues from Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Belltable Arts Centre to City Hall, the Hunt Museum and the former Motor Tax Office, ev+a is a trip around the city, and a journey of discovery of some of the most exciting Irish and international artists at work today. Many of the works were created especially for their