Belonging Exhibition – Pictured at launch were Dr. Pippa Little, Arts Officer Limerick City and County Council, John Moran, Chair The Hunt Museum Board, Cormac Murphy, Head of EIB Group Office for Ireland, Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr. Daniel Butler, Curator, Delphine Munro, Head of Arts & Culture at the EIB Institute, Jill Cousins, CEO and Director, The Hunt Museum and Prof. Vincent Cunnane, President TUS. Picture: Alan Place.
UPDATE: Belonging Exhibition officially launches at the Hunt Museum
The Belonging Exhibition, a European Expo-linked event, will officially launch at the Hunt Museum tonight, February 10.
Representatives of the European Investment Bank (EIB) have arrived in the treaty city to kickstart the exhibition.
Works of art from a host of Irish and European artists will be displayed in locations across the city, such as Limerick City Gallery of Art, Sailors Home and St Mary’s Cathedral.
Belonging Exhibition in Limerick will showcase the Universal Language of Art (12/01/2021)
‘Belonging’ is a major exhibition featuring 82 works by European artists, from all 27 countries of the EU, on loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Art Collection.
These contemporary pieces will be displayed across eight locations in Limerick City, from February 10 to April 24, 2022.
Belonging is linked to the European Expo, a series of exhibitions, seminars, events, and celebrations over the course of 2022 that communicate national and European culture and cooperation.
The theme plays on Limerick’s new branding: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace. The City is very much part of Europe, even though located on the Atlantic Edge it embraces and wants to reinforce the value of belonging to the EU. The exhibition will offer a very significant European profile to Limerick which will be opened by Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB on February 10.
The exhibition is co-curated by Delphine Munro of the EIB and the Hunt Museum with input from the partner venues. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the Hunt Museum and the people of Limerick as this is the first time the exhibition has been brought to Ireland and outside a capital city.
At the @HuntMuseum this morning for the signing by our embassy’s Cultural Counsellor Mariam Diallo of an agreement to support the Belonging Exhibition brought to Limerick by @EExpo2020 from Feb 2022 in partnership with the @EIB. A major event now sponsored by @FranceinIreland! pic.twitter.com/hP3S0vPSc7
— Honorary Consul of France, Limerick (@france_midwest) October 22, 2021
This is a momentous occasion for Ireland, fans of contemporary art, and an opportunity for real cultural discovery for others. Renowned European artists such as; Paula Rego, Sean Scully, Isobel Nolan, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, and Jannis Kounellis will feature. Also, artists of note with a strong European connection such as Andy Warhol and Marlene Dumas will be included in the exhibit.
Belonging will be displayed in eight locations across the city: The Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Mary Immaculate College, Sailors Home, People’s Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, and the University of Limerick’s Plassey House and Bourn Vincent Gallery.
The theme of Belonging also coincidently fits perfectly with the French government’s motto for the EU presidency in the first half of 2022; ‘Recovery, power, belonging’.
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