The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Jim Car­roll

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

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