Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch | Section | 2018 | Black Anthracite Clay, fired, unglazed | 35 × 27 × 25 cm
Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch | Plan | 2018 | Black Anthracite Clay, fired, unglazed | 35 × 27 × 25 cm
For Culture night 2022 the Arts Council will
maintain its proud tradition of showcasing a selection of works recently added
to its extensive Visual Art Collection.
This year we are delighted to once again
welcome audiences to share these works in person at the Arts Council’s
buildings in Dublin as part of Culture night.
Works by many of Irelands most distinguished
and celebrated artists will be shown on the night including recently acquired
pieces by: Helen Blake, Vivienne Dick, Eleanor Duffin, Paul Hallahan, Andreas
Kindler Von Knobloch, Vera Klute, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Leanne McDonagh, Rajinder
Singh, Kathy Tynan, Suzanne Walsh and Marcel Vidal.
The works on show from the Collection
showcase the Arts Councils ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and
ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish
visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent Ireland today.
In addition to the artworks on display in
Merrion Square on the night the Arts Council Collection can also be seen
throughout the country as part of ongoing exhibitions and long term display in
public buildings such as hospitals, universities and schools.
For those who won’t be able to visit in
person on the night we are sharing some insight on each of the artist and
artworks which will be on display:
‘Andreas Kindler von
Knobloch’s multidisciplinary practice is focused on ideas of collectivity and
participation through the creation of structures and situations that question
our material and social relations. Working in a variety of materials, his work often
seeks to help out or solve a perceived need in a way that feels both utopian
These works are black ceramic tablets, mounted on the wall with accompanying
ceramic brackets. They were created as part of a project at Void, Derry (with
Tom Watt and Tanad Williams) exploring the architecture and design of the Derry
city walls, disused military sites, and, in particular, the structure of
Grianan of Aileach, an ancient ringfort located 10km from Derry in County
Since 1962, the Arts Council has been buying
art from working artists. The Collection that evolved tells the story of modern
and contemporary Irish visual art in a unique and fascinating way. Today the
Collection continues to grow and its almost 1,300 paintings, sculptures and
other works are on display in public spaces all over Ireland for people to
experience and enjoy first hand.
Explore the Collection and more on our website here.