Limerick’s exhibition of visual art eva International has taken over Arthur’s Quay Park with the giant Construction X art installation in recent months, now it is set to take over the entire Milk Market.
As the exhibition reaches its closing stages two exciting events are planned to mark its end, including a unique and temporary transformation of the Milk Market into a large-scale installation that will host a one-off programme of sculpture, performance and screenings.
The event is Gracelands – Circling the Square and will take place on Thursday, August 2 from 6pm and eva director Woodrow Kernohan believe it will be “an amazing event.
“The team are coming down to Limerick and will begin their installation after the weekend markets and will work closely with the artists to develop site specific sculptures, commissions and performances,” he explained.
“It will feature screenings, performances, sculptures, so it will be quite an amazing event - an entire exhibition festival within one day in the Milk Market. It will be quite an immersive experience and a very different one for the Milk Market,” he added.
Before that, top writer, media theorist and activist Franco Berardi will give a keynote lecture in the Belltable on Saturday.
Annie Fletcher, curator of eva International, thematically based the exhibition around the concept After the Future, a nod to the post-futurist manifesto written by Berardi last year.
“It will be amazing to have him over, very exciting. It has been a wish of ours to have him over so it is great that he has been able to make the time,” explained Kernohan.
“Franco has not been to Ireland before, this is his first visit and he is coming specifically for the talk, he is only coming to Limerick so it is quite an exclusive event. He is quite an incredible speaker, very dynamic,” he added.
Eva International 2012 is continuing in various venues around Limerick until August 12. See www.eva.ie for full details.