PICK OF THE WEEK
The Tivoli’s latest iteration as a venue marks its first Halloween with an all-star bill of talents curated by Subject, Archetype and the Building Society. You’ve Pangaea, RSCH 14, Bobofunk, Dawwd and Eoin Donovan in the Crime Scene , while the Haunted Theatre features Soul People Music and Underground Quality rep Fred P, Pusher, The Breakfast Club’s Con Allen, Lee Kelly and others. DJ Joy Orbison ART Mac International 2014 Belfast’s Mac has had its ups and downs as an exhibition venue in its brief history. Perhaps this year’s launch of The Mac International, a £20,000 contemporary art prize, will help put it on the map.
With 24 separate projects, there’s a long shortlist. They can all be seen at The Mac’s several gallery spaces until January 18th next year.
The 24 were whittled down from more than 1,000 entries “from more than 30 countries”. While the list doesn’t have quite the global feel those numbers suggest, it features many good artists, from Finnish film-maker Salla Tykkä (the image above is from her installation Giant) to Donegal-born sculptor Maria