Making Ireland Modern in Dublin
Gary A. Boyd and John McLaughlin Architects
Real Tennis Court, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.
11am – 4pm daily until 12 November.
Making Ireland Modern explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. Constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts, the exhibition presents ten infrastructural episodes spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916-2016. Making Ireland Modern describes architecture’s role in transforming the physical and cultural identity of the new state through its intercession in the everyday lives of its population.
Making Ireland Modern is a Touring Project in ART: 2016 – The Art Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016. It was originally presented as Infra Éireann – Making Ireland Modern at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Ireland at Venice as an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Arts Council.
Making Ireland Modern will finish on 12 November with Concrete Logic, a symposium on the technology and culture of concrete architecture in twentieth-century Ireland and beyond, supported by the ARUP Trust. Details to be announced.