Edge joins Yoko Ono tonight for 'In The Time of Shaking', a new exhibition
at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
'In the time of shaking' is a sale, exhibition and limited edition book
involving over 100 of Ireland's leading artists in support of human rights
and the work of Amnesty International.
Hailed as one of the most exciting exhibitions of contemporary new Irish
art in years, the exhibition features new work by more than a hundred of
Ireland's most important contemporary artists, including Louis le Brocquy,
Patrick Scott, Camille Souter, Sean Scully, Tony O'Malley, Barrie Cooke,
Patrick Ireland, Patrick O'Reilly, Anne Madden, Mark Francis, Jane O'Malley,
Basil Blackshaw, Hughie O'Donoghue, Alice Maher, Carey Clarke, Guggi,
Dorothy Cross, Michael Kane, Grace Weir, Felim Egan, Vivienne Roche, Maud
Cotter, Cecily Brennan and Clare Langan.
'In the time of shaking' has been conceived and selected by Professor Ciarán
Benson of University College Dublin, and members of the 'Artists for Amnesty
International 2004' Committee supported by Art for Amnesty.
"I take the show's title In the time of shaking from a phrase I
remembered and liked in an old translation of Psalm 27," writes Ciarán
Benson "'Shaking' is a metaphor for 'trouble'. The question that then
occurs is this: in the time of shaking to what can we turn for support and
guidance? And the answer that inspires this show is: to a vision of common
humanity such as is asserted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
and to the endlessly rich versions of that common humanity in their fullest
expression, such as we find in the arts."
You can view all the works here www.artforamnesty.org
If you're in Dublin, the works will be exhibited in the East Wing of the
Irish Museum of Modern Art from this Friday (7th May) until Sunday 23rd May
2004. Admission is free, and the Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday,
10.00am 5.30pm and on Sundays, 12.00-5.30 pm.
More information on IMMA here www.modernart.ie
You can buy the limited edition book of the show, and support Amnesty
International, through Art for Amnesty here www.artforamnesty.org
Art for Amnesty is an international initiative, based in Dublin, that
harnesses the goodwill and support of artists of all disciplines from around
the world in major fundraising projects for the benefit of Amnesty