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Dublin Contemporary is a new large-scale visual art exhibition which will take place in Dublin from September 6th until October 31st. It is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland—a citywide effort that puts Dublin on the map as an international art destination. Taking place every five years, Dublin Contemporary will create a platform that will become a much-anticipated part of the calendar of leading contemporary art exhibitions around the world while boldly charting its own creative course.

The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Taken from William Butler Yeat's famous poem "Easter, 1916", the exhibition's title borrows from the Irish writer's seminal response to turn-of-the-century political events in Ireland to site art's underused potential for commenting symbolically on the world's societal, cultural and economic triumphs and ills. The second part of the exhibition's title underscores Dublin Contemporary 2011's emphasis on art that captures the spirit of the present time, while introducing the exhibition's chief organizational engine: The Office of Non-Compliance. Headed up by Dublin Contemporary 2011 Lead Curators Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Fauné, The Office of Non-Compliance will function as a collaborative agency within Dublin Contemporary 2011, establishing creative solutions for real or symbolic problems that stretch the bounds of the conventional art experience.

With works by more than 60 Irish and international artists coming from the five continents, Dublin Contemporary 2011 will present new commissions and mini-solo shows held throughout Dublin. The city's landscape will give geographical shape to the exhibition, especially as one of the main purposes of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is to interrogate the nexus of culture and society that makes cities like Dublin the center of dynamic growth as well as systemic breakdown.

Participating artists include: (Please note: this list is not final. Current as of March 3, 2011): Nina Berman (USA), Tania Bruguera (CUB), The Bruce High Quality Foundation (USA), Fernando Bryce (PER), Chen Chieh-Jen (TW), James Coleman (IRL), Dexter Dalwood (GBR), Wang Du (CHN), Omer Fast (ISR), Goldiechiari (ITA), Patrick Hamilton (CHI), Jim Lambie (GBR), Richard Mosse (IRL), Brian O'Doherty (IRL), Niamh O'Malley (IRL), Superflex (DEN), Lisa Yuskavage (USA)

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DC2011 Dublin Contemporary 2011
Kuratoren: Rachael Thomas, Gerard Byrne, Oliver Dowling, Okwui Enwezor, Enrique Juncosa, Christine Macel, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Künstler: Nina Berman, Tania Bruguera, The Bruce High Quality Foundation , Fernando Bryce, Chen Chieh-Jen, James Coleman, Dexter Dalwood, Wang Du, Omer Fast, Goldi e Chiari, Patrick Hamilton, Jim Lambie, Richard Mosse, Patrick Ireland, Niamh O´Malley, Superflex , Lisa Yuskavage ...