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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to host an exhibition of  selected artists who have studied in, are living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County for the biennial Open Exhibition to be held in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire from the 13th of December 2019 to the 26th of January 2020. The exhibition was selected by Aoife Ruane, Director of Highlanes Gallery and the theme is Utopia/ Dystopia.

A utopia is a perfect world. In utopias, there are not problems like war, disease, poverty, oppression, discrimination, inequality etc, while a dystopia, on the other hand, is a world in which nothing is perfect. The problems that plague our world are often even more extreme in dystopias. At this moment in the 21st century and in a complex world of extremes and oppositions what does this mean for artists now…” Aoife Ruane, Highlanes Gallery

The exhibition will be accompanied by a dynamic Learning Programme organised by Baribre Ann Harkin and Tunde Toth and will include a talk, guided tour and a range of exhibition related workshops. 

Most of these events are free. See the Learning Programme for full details and book your place here.

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