The Dock, Car­rick-on-shan­non, Co Leitrim Un­til Apr 13

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTINGS - AI­DAN DUNNE

What did Europe ever do for us? What­ever else, it in­tro­duced a gen­er­a­tion of Ir­ish artists to Cu­bism, which kick­started the devel­op­ment of Euro­pean Mod­ernism and fully fledged ab­strac­tion in 20th-cen­tury Ir­ish art. An­a­lyt­i­cal Cu­bism was an early phase of the Cu­bist rev­o­lu­tion ini­ti­ated by Pi­casso, Braque and Juan Gris, with Cezanne as the es­sen­tial pathfinder.

Imma’s ex­hi­bi­tion doesn’t so much an­a­lyse Cu­bism, in any case, as its Ir­ish re­cep­tion and adap­ta­tion. For var­i­ous rea­sons, the strand of Cu­bism that fil­tered through to Ire­land came via Al­bert Gleizes and An­dré Lhote. In their dif­fer­ent ways, both sys­tem­a­tised and aca­demi­cised the ad­ven­tur­ous­ness of Braque and Pi­casso (who once de­scribed him­self and Braque as two moun­taineers, roped to­gether, in their pi­o­neer­ing aes­thetic ef­forts).

The Ir­ish man­i­fes­ta­tion was com­par­a­tively tame, though none­the­less im­por­tant in many ways. Worth see­ing – and analysing. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am6pm 066-7123055


Fu­ture Beauty? Works drawn from Ir­ish Craft Port­fo­lio. Na­tional Craft Gallery, Cas­tle Yard, Kilkenny Mon-Sat 10am5.30pm Un­til Mar 13 056-7796147 Gems from the But­ler Gallery Col­lec­tion Echoes of the Past and Whis­pers of the Fu­ture: se­lected by But­ler Gallery Adult Crit­ics and Red Square Crit­ics’ Group. But­ler Gallery, The Cas­tle Daily 10am-1pm/ 2-4.30pm Un­til Feb 24 056-7761106


Fenster: New Paint­ings Mark Joyce’s ex­plo­rations of “colour, lu­mi­nos­ity and pure light”. Hol­lis Framp­ton: Two films by ground­break­ing fig­ure in US cin­ema, Glo­ria! and Zorn’s Lemma. The Dock, Car­rick-onShan­non Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm Un­til Apr 13 071-9650828


Seed Mat­ter Eco­log­i­cal ex­plor-

ANALYSING CU­BISM Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, Kil­main­ham, Dublin Feb 20May 26 Tues-Sat 10am-5.30pm (Wed 10.30am-5.30pm), Sun noon-5.30pm


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