Yoko Ono at the Dublin Biennial!
So I practically squealed with delight when I recieved this email this morning:
Before the City completely closes down for the ‘Bank Holiday Weekend,’ we wanted to inform you of some exciting news updates regarding the Biennial.
Firstly, we would like to announce the inclusion of the venerable Ms. Yoko Ono as a participant in the Biennial. Yoko’s participation is a huge honour and she has submitted her ‘Wish Tree for Ireland’ project for exhibition..
Yoko is one of the 50 participating artists from around the world, artists, representing 21 countries, Austria, Armenia, Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Korea, Ireland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.
The Artworks selected for exhibit, over 120 pieces, covers the entire range of Artistic disciplines, installation, painting, performance, photography, mixed media, and video installation work.
Due to the size and the amount of Artworks entered, the number of installation/mixed media pieces, and the volume of large
paintings submitted, the Biennial Committee and Sol Art Gallery have decided to move the location of the Exhibition to a much larger Gallery space.
We are delighted to announce the new ‘POP-UP’ Biennial Gallery – located in The Point Village, comprising 3 Gallery areas, totaling in excess of 8,000 square feet, (triples the current space) this new venue will more adequately house the scale of this Exhibition.
Conveniently located in Dublin 1, The Point Village Docklands area is 10 to 15 minutes walk to O’ Connel Street and Grafton Street, and a few steps from the Luas line. The new Gallery is spacious, and thankfully comes without the ‘headache’ of historic preservation orders!!! Showcasing Contemporary Art in a more Modern space is new to Ireland and certainly will be most favourably received!!!! We look forward to a stunning Exhibition of Contemporary Art in a Contemporary space.
SO EXCITED! Yoko Ono is one of my favorite artists, and I am both honored and elated that I will be able to show in the same space as her. Just had to share the exciting news! Thank you all for helping contribute to my kickstarter, which means I will be able to attend the show, and get an opportunity to meet Yoko Ono!
There are a few more days left. Please share the link with your friends and family, and encourage them to pledge a contribution!