Forthcoming Exhibitions

Dublin Art Book Fair 2019: Art + Architecture

21 November - 01 December 2019

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Dublin Art Book Fair | Art & Architecture: Learning from the Bauhaus
+ Publication Scaffold - a symposium on artist-led publishing, 
sponsored by Henry J Lyons and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

An established feature of the annual gallery programme at TBG+S, the Dublin Art Book Fair's ninth edition will take place over ten days at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from 21 November - 1 December 2019. Dublin Art Book Fair (DABF), Ireland's only Art Book Fair, has grown into an impressive cultural event and platform for creative and cutting-edge publishers, big and small and a centre for the contemporary artist book.  As a meeting ground across disciplines, DABF reaches out to a wide audience through a curated programme of learning and discussion in a relaxed and stimulating environment. At DABF you can discover a vibrant mix of books and publishers inclusive of art, architecture, design, visual culture, philosophy, select fiction and poetry. As a central platform for the artist book, DABF invests in commissioning and building the reputation of the contemporary artist book in Ireland.

Our guest curator for the DABF 2019 main programme is Dr Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor of Art History at University College Dublin. In a series of talks, presentations and panel discussions, her theme, Learning from the Bauhaus will consider how the twentieth-century’s most innovative and influential school of art, craft, design and architecture, continues to influence a hundred years on. Contributors include, Martino Stierli, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art New York; Grant Watson, Royal College of Art, London and Kerry Meakin, Lecturer in Design and Visual Merchandising and Display at Technological University Dublin. An interdisciplinary panel featuring visual artists, architects and designers will discuss the influence of Bauhaus on their respective practices; a series of artist-led workshops taking inspiration from Bauhaus ideas including colour theory, printmaking and wallpaper design, alongside open studios with artists from Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

For the opening weekend, DABF is presenting Publication Scaffold, a wide-ranging and digressive series of events, performances, installations and discussions hosted by artists Sean Lynch, Michele Horrigan and curator Jo Melvin.
Further details coming soon.

Artist Book Section
The Artist Book Section at DABF is curated through an Open Call and by invitation. Also, this year will feature three specially commissioned artist books. Books included come from all areas of contemporary art and design, published and independently made. Artist, Orla Barry’s new publication Shaved Rapunzel, Scheherazade and the Shearling Ram from Arcady, based on her acclaimed touring exhibition Breaking Rainbows shown at TBG+S in 2016, will be launched at DABF.  Recent Artist’s publications also available will include Dragana Jurišić & Paula Meehan’s Museum, Susan MacWilliam’s Modern Experiments and Catriona Leahy’s The Aesthetics of Disappearance.

OPEN CALL: Artist Book Section
We are currently accepting applications for a select number of books to feature in the artist book section.
Click here for details on how to apply. Application deadline: 20th October 2019.

Publications & Publishers at Dublin Art Book Fair include:
ACA Public | Antenne | Art Data | Bookworks | Curlew Editions | Dedulus Press | Fitzcarraldo | Good Press | Irish Architecture Foundation | Lars Müller | Mack Books | MIT Press | Open Editions | Paper Visual Art | Red Fox | Read That Image | Ruja Press | Stinging Fly | Sternberg | Torpedo Press | Valiz

Select Biographies

Dr Kathleen James-Chakraborty is a historian of early modern and modern architecture and Professor of Art History at UCD. In 2019 she received the Gold Medal in the Humanities from the Royal Irish Academy. Her books include Modernism as Memory; Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany (Minnesota, 2018) and Bauhaus Culture from Weimar to the Cold War (Minnesota, 2006). She has contributed to numerous catalogues of exhibitions including the German Architectural Museum (Frankfurt), the Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Architecture Biennale (Venice).

Sean Lynch is an artist, educated at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and now lives in Dublin. He is the 2019 Visiting Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. In 2015, he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. He has recently exhibited at various institutions including Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2019); CRAC, Alsace (2019); Groundwork, Cornwall (2018); Martin Janda Galerie, Vienna (2018); Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017); Rose Art Museum, Boston (2016), and Modern Art Oxford (2014). He works alongside Michele Horrigan at Askeaton Contemporary Arts.

Michele Horrigan is an artist and curator studied at HfBK Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and the University of Ulster, Belfast. She has exhibited in London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Buenos Aires. Her writing, essays and articles have been commissioned for among others, Mousse Publishing and Bomb Magazine. She is founder and curatorial director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, facilitating artist residencies, exhibitions and publication production in rural southwest Ireland. Horrigan is editor and publisher of ACA Public, an independent press established since 2014. She is currently artist in residence at IMMA.

Jo Melvin is a curator and writer, Reader in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London and director of the Barry Flanagan Estate. Her current exhibitions are Barry Flanagan retrospective Ikon Gallery, Sean Dower PLUNK, BOUM, KRASH, ZZZT , Laure Genillard Gallery, London (2019). Her most recent publications are Gene Beery, FriArts, Switzerland and David Nash, National Gallery of Wales (2019).  She was a guest critic with The Brooklyn Rail, New York, Fifteen people present their favourite book and Forgotten Moments; Future Exhibitions. In 2018 she was guest curator with the Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy, in collaboration with Viaindustriae, Foligno, Radio Arte Mobile, Rome.




DABF Launch Thursday 21st September 2019 | 6 - 8 pm.
All welcome.

Further Information

Orla Goodwin, Manager Dublin Art Book Fair
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+353 (0)1 671 0073

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